In response to calls concerning the location of the no-frills Plus stores in the Washington area, the Food Section is providing a list of Plus stores, co-ops and discount markets.

The stores named may not carry the variety of items available at larger supermarket chains and they may not provide bags or check cashing services, but the savings can be significant.

Plus Stores: Although a subsidiary of A & P, Plus and A & P are owned by a larger company, which means the A & P stores here are not able to supply information about Plus, nor do most of the Plus stores here have telephones. To contact the Plus headquarters in Florence, N.J. call: (609)499-1308 or 499-3900).

Randallstown, Md. -- 8710 Liberty Plaza; Bladensburg, Md. -- 5452 Annapolis Road; Westminster, Md. -- Engler Road; Fairfax, Va. -- 10700 Lee Highway; Suitland, Md. -- 5750 Silver Hill Road; Vienna, Va. -- 144 branch Road; Woodbridge, Va. -- 14440 Jefferson Davis Highway; Severna Park, Md. -- 510 Richie Highway.

Ultra Mart: 2929 Eskridge Rd., Fairfax, Va. (560-5040)

Glut Food Co-Op, 40005 34th St., Mt. Ranier, Md. (779-1978)

Bethesda Avenue Co-Op, 4949 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, Md. (986-0796)

Uncommon Market, 2400 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Va. (920-6855)

Fields of Plenty, 2437 18th St., NW (483-3884)

Bag 'n' Box, Takoma Park, Md. -- 8541 Piney Branch Rd., Takoma Park, Md. (589-8224); Upper Marlboro, Md. -- 15225 Marlboro Pike (952-0240); Westminster, Md. -- 330 One Fourty Village rd. (301-848-0324)

Budget Food Outlets, 8550 Laureldale Dr., Laurel, Md. (953-3053)

Discount Food Outlet, 1011 Gude Dr., Rockville, Md. (424-0997)

Pay Less Market, 6016 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights, Md. (770-0120)

Marlin Annex, 1451 Okie St., NE (526-1700)

No Frills Supermarkets, District Heights, Md. -- 6611 Marlboro Pike (735-1344); Oxon Hill, Md. -- 5000 Indian Head Highway across from the Eastover Shopping Center (839-7299); Silver Hill, Md. -- 3110 Branch Ave in the farmers' market (894-4880).

Save More Foods, Texas Ave. and Chaplan St. SE (581-3900)