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Free food pantries in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis.

Several free pantries as well as soup kitchens, including churches and charities in Anne Arundel County Maryland, offer families free food, meals, and groceries to the needy in the community. While each will offer their own resources, centers will normally have non-perishable and canned food or grocery items. Some free food pantries near you may distribute fruits and vegetables, or hot meals from kitchens, or they may have information on who offers that service. there will often be free Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter meals too. Find locations below as well as a free referral number at the bottom of the page.

Qualifications and restriction are also put into place by the various Annapolis as well as Anne Arundel County food pantries. Many will often limit the number of times someone can use a center, or they will require proof of the hardship and proper ID. In general, the food banks will try to do their best to help as many people as possible and not turn any family away. If they can’t meet your need, people can be referred to other agencies and non-profits across Maryland.

Asbury United Methodist Church Mission
Address - 87 West Street
Annapolis Maryland, 21401
Phone number is 410-268-9500
This pantry holds both food giveaway programs and runs a soup kitchen. Hot meals are offered on Saturdays. In addition, the items passed out will offer baked goods, breads, pastries, and other foods (except fruits and vegetables) that are given away. Fruit and vegetable giveaways are held less frequently and depend heavily on when more regional food banks supply the church.

Food Link, Inc.
Address is 2666 Riva Road 3rd Floor
Annapolis MD, 21401
Phone - 410-897-3941
A food bank can provide emergency groceries or free boxes of food to those in need. Baby supplies are offered too, and can include diapers, formula and clothes. Rarely items such as baby furniture may be offered, but there are no guarantees.

If the center can’t help you, the non-profit will assist callers in finding a local food pantry that will serve them what they need and provide a referral if needed. Lastly, the program provides free fresh produce to those in need at the Farmer's Market Pavilion. Come early as resources and support is limited.




Heritage Baptist Church
Main address is 1740 Forest Drive
Annapolis Maryland, 21401
Call 410-263-6680 for intake and hours
Provides mostly canned goods and non-perishable food items to individuals and families who need help. From time to time may have perishable good, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, or meats. Applicants need to have a picture ID with current address, and aid is limited to at most once per month.

Light House Shelter, Pantry, and Soup kitchen
10 Hudson St
Annapolis, MD 21401
Main Phone: 410-349-5056

Riva Trace Baptist Church
475 W Central Ave
Davidsonville, MD 21035
There is a free food pantry and soup kitchen. Get groceries, free bag lunches, and other goods. There may be canned meats, perishable fruits or vegetables, Diced tomatoes, cooking oils and other groceries.

Salvation Army
There are multiple locations for food, financial aid, free holiday means (Christmas or Thanksgiving) and other support. Both free food, groceries and other financial help is offered. Or Anne Arundel County families can get free personal hygiene supplies, including laundry detergent, toilet paper, cleaning supplies and similar goods. The centers also offer free holiday meals and Christmas toys as well as a thrift store.

ACAN Food Pantry
429 Asbury Dr
Severna Park, MD 21146
Phone: 410-647-7667

Haven Ministries/Safe Harbor
Location of the food banks is 931 Love Point Rd
Stevensville, MD 21666
Phone: 410-739-4363

Rock & Steward Ministry Outreach
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Phone: 410-353-7399





Society of Saint Vincent Parishes in  Anne Arundel County
There are multiple. Programs range from a thrift store to food bank to clothing closet. Get fresh produce, dry or canned groceries, free feminine products, or housing resources. The pantry may also have Senior Brown Bags, Summer snacks for students, and many other goods. Find SVDP in Annapolis and County region.

Helping Hurting People
Address is 7629B Spencer Rd
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Dial 410-766-7690
whether free clothes, applications to USDA food stamps or WIC vouchers, or an emergency bag of groceries, the low income, unemployed, and struggling can get assistance.

Lutheran Mission Society Annapolis Compassion Center, Anne Arundel County Center
230 West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Call the center for emergency clothing and free food or vouchers. The non-profit offers non-perishable food items to individuals in need. Other assistance includes work and school clothing for men, women and children. Assistance is provided on Wednesdays, and people can only get help once per month. The location also accepts donations of small appliances, clothing, housewares, books, furniture, etc. that are in usable condition.

My Brother's Pantry
Arnold MD
Dial 410-757-5190
Offers non-perishable items. While not as common, the center may be able to provide baby food and formula to needy, infants, and pregnant mothers in Anne Arundel County. If you are applying for the first time, you may qualify for emergency help and will not need to wait for aid.

Anne Arundel County Food Bank and Resource Center
120 Marbury Dr
Crownsville, MD 21032
Call - 410-923-4255
Over 50 pantries and soup kitchens are part of the network. They offer resources such as Meals on Wheels as well as applications to USDA food stamps. Other snacks are for children and the location can help in an emergency. They also offer free Christmas meals.

Church on The Rock
Main pantry location is 649 Old Mill Road
Millersville Maryland, 21108
The center provides non-perishable food items on the last Thursday of each month to low income and struggling families in Anne Arundel Maryland. Holiday meals may be served.

Empowering Believers Apostolic Church
Location - 7566 East Howard Road
Glen Burnie MD, 21060
Provides a clothing closet and food pantry.





Faith Baptist Church Pantry
Address - 7378 East Furnace Branch Road
Glen Burnie MD, 21060
Phone number is 410-761-5346
People can receive aid at most once per month, and the church can provide one bag of non-perishable groceries per family.

Anne Arundel Community Action Agency
251 West Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Call (410) 626-1900 for referrals.
A non-profit government funded agency. They provide grants, loans, and information on food assistance programs. Free meals, USDA services, summer snacks for kids and more. Continue with the Anne Arundel County community action agency.

Emmaus Center food pantry
407 Crain Highway South
Glen Burnie Maryland, 21061
Phone number - 410-766-7729
Offers some perishable food, but mostly other canned good type items to anyone in need. Can only use the center once per week.

Find other free food assistance and meal programs in Anne Arundel County

For additional free food banks as well as soup kitchens near you in Anne Arundel County, call 410-737-8282. Partners such as Feeding America and other non-profits offer surplus USDA commodities, baby formula, and free food to low income families. Families in or near poverty can also apply for SNAP food stamps, WIC vouchers, and other benefits.

By Jon McNamara











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