WE ENRICH by Giving

FOOD PANTRY

Fountain Food Pantry operates solely to provide underprivileged individuals and families in our community with free food and fresh produce, ensuring that those living under the national poverty line have access to the necessary nutritional food to maintain a healthy diet.

Eligibility for a one-time emergency or continuous food assistance is based federal poverty income guidelines

To receive services, individuals need to:

  • Provide proof of residency in Prince George’s County
  • Have a valid picture identification (state issued ID or driver’s license)
  • Utility bill, rental or lease agreement
    • Individuals currently receiving public assistance (food stamps, WIC, etc., are automatically approved to participate in our food pantry program)

Hours of Operation

Walk-ins

  • First Time & Emergency Recipients Only
    • Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 3:00pm
      • Please call 240-696-2086 to inform you are coming
  • Scheduled Recipients
    • Last Friday of each month (except observed holidays)
    • 11:00am to 1:00pm
      • We provide food in boxes
      • We recommend for you to bring at least 3 large recyclable tote bags

Program Eligibility:

Program eligibility will be determined during your initial visit, in which you will also receive a welcome packet containing a food distribution calendar, as well as nutritional and healthy eating materials.

We are not only concerned with your physical need for nutrients, but also your emotional needs.  Our food pantry program offers you a one-stop shop with a holistic approach to offer support in other areas of need, such as counseling to assist you in dealing with everyday life situations including but not limited to pains of unemployment, debt, marriage, divorce, substance abuse, etc.

We strongly believe that by providing individuals and families access to our food pantry program, along with our educational programs, we will empower each person to graduate from the recipient bracket and move towards a more fruitful and prosperous future.

COMMUNITY FOOD DISTRIBUTION

To alleviate transporation setbacks for those in need of food, Fountain Enrichment opened two additional distribution points, currently serving community members in Beltsville and Glenarden.

These two locations received food distributions twice per month.  If you are in the Beltsville or Glenarden vicinity, please contact us at (240) 696-2086 and you will be put in contact with our satellite representatives.  You may also complete our food assistance form

FOUNTAIN CLOTHING STORE

FOUNTAIN CLOTHING STORE

Fountain clothing store currently operates on an individual need-basis by appointments only, while we look for a physical location. We provide new and gently used clothing, shoes, and small household items to our community members in need.

We are working hard to open a thrift store to expand services and hours of operation. The hope is to be able to provide these services to more individuals in need, as well as low cost items for those that are able to afford to make a purchase, thus sustaining the store operations to continue to provide and expand services to our community members.

Our clothing store depends heavily on your donations of new or gently used clothing and items in good and clean condition.

For more information about Fountain Clothing Store, please contact us at (240) 696-2086, via email at info@www.fountainenrichment.com or send us a message through our “Contact Us” page.

Please call (240) 696-2086 for donation drop-off locations, hours of operation, and location.

Thank you in advance for your generous donation.

CHRISTMAS TOY GIVEAWAY

CHRISTMAS TOY GIVEAWAY

Christmas is such as special time of the year for many; but unfortunately, also the saddest time for the least fortunate.  Community parents have told us in the past that they depend heavily on our yearly support in order to provide Christmas gift and a ray of hope to their children during the holiday season.

Therefore we endeavor to obtain as many toys as we can in order to help parents provide a joyful Christmas for their children.  We host an annual toy giveaway in the month of December to distribute the toys and get another chance to enjoy such a wonderful time of the year in a family atmosphere with our community members.

Please help us to continue to bring smiles to our children.

REFERRALS

REFERRALS

Among the services we provide to our community, we also provide referrals for individuals to obtain additional services from:

  • Prince George’s County Department of Social Services
  • Application processing for social services from our office directly linked to the Social Services system via MarylandSail
  • Referrals to healthcare services:
    • Individuals with new or recurrent health conditions are referred to our community health care providers for additional services
    • Individuals are also encouraged to apply for insurance coverage through Maryland Health Connection under the Affordable Care Act
  • Homeownership Preservation
    • Individuals seeking to purchase a new home or are facing foreclosure procedures are referred to Centro de Apoyo Familiar (CAF) and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to obtain assistance through the:
      • New Homeowner Education Program
      • Homeownership Preservation Program
      • Credit Restoration Program

ANNUAL FOUNTAIN COMMUNITY FAIR

Each year, Fountain Community Enrichment, Inc. hosts a Community Fair to provide Prince George’s County individuals and family members with much needed health screenings, food, clothing, school supplies, and household items completely free of charge.

In the past, we have received testimonies as well as seen immediate urgent care being provided to individuals that have come to our community fair and received health screenings, then being immediately transported by ambulance to a hospital due to health findings requiring immediate medical assistance preserving our community member’s lives.

These services are provided to our community members through strong partnerships with local and state government, as well as non-profit and private organizations.  Among the services we provide are:

Health Screenings

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cholesterol
  • Body Mass
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Digital Prostate and Breast Exams

Food and Fresh Produce

  • Canned Items
  • Boxed or Packaged Food Items
  • Fresh Vegetables and Fruits
  • Vitamins (adults only)

Workshops

  • HIV/AIDS prevention workshops
  • Cholesterol awareness
  • High blood pressure prevention
  • Healthy eating habits
  • Diabetes awareness
  • Mental health & stress management
  • Physical activities
  • Nutrition for seniors
  • Hearth disease & stroke

Homeownership Acquisition and Homeownership Preservation

  • One-on-one meeting with a home prevention counselor
  • First time homebuyer program
  • Pro-bono attorneys
  • Educational materials for homeowners

Employment & Education Services

  • Job fair and on-the-spot interviews
  • Employer referral services
  • Job search and job development skills (referrals)

Below is a list of our top 10 providers of service

  • Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
  • Prince George’s County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation – New American Initiative
  • Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB)
  • Centro de Apoyo Familiar (CAF)
  • Women Empowered To Achieve The impossible (WETATi)
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Radio Poder 1030AM WWGB Radio Station
  • Doctor’s Community Hospital
  • Maryland Physician’s Care
  • Maryland Health Connection
  • Good360
  • Peterson Companies Mid-Atlantic Gleaning
  • The Fountain of Life Grace Springs Church