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Food banks, soup kitchens and free pantries Baltimore.

Food banks, places that serve hot meals and free emergency food pantries in Baltimore Maryland offer a number of services to people with no money and low income families. Get a free box of groceries, Meals on Wheels, produce and other help. Find a food bank near you in Baltimore.

Distribution centers offer immediate assistance to the unemployed, low income, senior citizens, disabled, homeless and really anyone who needs help in the community. There is also a toll free referral number at the bottom of this page for more free food locations in Baltimore around the city and county.

Many of the centers are open limited hours and may provide free food up to a certain limited number of times per month. Other sites may provide additional assistance to the low income, such applications to food stamps, free pet food and WIC, and household products such as as baby diapers or gluten free meals. Or the pantries may partner with soup kitchens to provide free Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas meals in Baltimore.

While resources are limited, each site does its best to provide food, meals, groceries, and other emergency perishable items today. Oftentimes the assistance is offered for free or at a very low cost to the working poor. So programs terms will vary across the county or city. Some locations will also serve hot meals to seniors and people who need a place to go for nourishment.

Places for free food or meals in Baltimore

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore
Whether it is a free hot lunch or dinner from the soup kitchen, an emergency box of healthy groceries, and referrals to SNAP food stamp intake sites, help is available. There are multiple SVDP parishes that give away food to people in crisis, provide hygiene supplies and other support. More on Saint Vincent De Paul programs in Baltimore.

  • St. Vincent de Paul Beans-Bread location is at 402 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231. Dial 410-732-1892
  • An emergency SVDP pantry and soup kitchen is at 120 N Front St, Baltimore, MD 21202. Main phone - 410-962-5078
  • St. Rita’s church is also part of St. Vincent De-Paul Conference. Address is 6736 Youngstown Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21222. Call 410-633-2828
  • 8801 Harford Road. Baltimore, MD 21234, Phone: 410-665-0918.




St. Patrick’s Cathedral
1728 Bank St, Baltimore, Maryland 21231. Main number is 443-425-5919

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church
Main location is 2424 McElderry St, Baltimore, MD 21205. Main number is 410-949-0786
There is a soup kitchen for hot meals as well as a pantry to help feed the low income and needy families or individuals.

Family Kitchen
Address is 360 S Dukeland St, Baltimore, Maryland 21223, Phone: 410-900-3311

Stillmeadow Food Pantry
To apply for immediate food giveaways, the location is as follow. But call for hours. 5110 Frederick Ave, Baltimore, MD 21229. For hours of the free food programs, call 410-525-3500

Life Church Ministries
3820 S Hanover St, Baltimore, Maryland 21225, 443-468-4711

Fishes and Loaves Pantry
Low income families, single moms or dads, and unemployed (among others) can use the multiple pantry locations. Get everything from paper goods, like toilet paper, to dry and canned goods, Dried macaroni, Tuna or Dairy and more.

  • 2422 W Patapsco Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230. Call 410-525-0969
  • St. Matthias Church. Loaves and Fishes, 6400 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21206. Telephone number is 443 743 4727

The Door Food Pantry
219 N Chester St, Baltimore, MD 21231. Call 410-675-3288
Get free stuff such as food, baby formula, diapers, laundry detergent, beans, snacks, and other grocery items.





Soul Harvest Church & Ministry
2901 Druid Park Dr, Baltimore, Maryland 21215, Phone: 410-728-1292
Based on donations, there may be everything from gift cards to Canned chicken or other meats, instant milk, ingredients and feminine goods. Each client is assessed on a one off basis.

Transforming Life Outreach Ministry
Main address is 3008 Oakley Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. For hours, call 443-739-0195

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church
Location is 2424 McElderry St, Baltimore, MD 21205. Call  410-949-0786

Zion Baptist Church
Assistance programs are run from 1700 N Caroline St, Baltimore, MD 21213. Phone: 410-837-4181
Whether free food, like cereal, pasta, bread, or peanut butter, or free clothing items, the church helps the struggling in Baltimore.

Transforming Life Church
4801 Sipple Ave, Baltimore, MD 21206. Main number is 757-642-5442

New Shiloh Baptist Church
The food pantry address is 2100 N Monroe St, Baltimore, MD 21217. Phone - 410-523-5306

Salvation Army, Baltimore, Family Services
Get assistance with bills, heating oil, medications, rent, and more. Also provides a food pantry, thrift store, holiday meals, case management, and much more. They also offer free Thanksgiving dinner meals as well as Easter baskets and giveaway free Christmas food. There are multiple locations as well in Baltimore County. More information on Salvation Army Baltimore food assistance.

  • 814 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230. Dial 410-783-2920 for information

Providence Baptist Church
1401 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217. Intake number is 410-523-7000
The charity tries to feed the hungry. Food, meals, counseling, and more.

Bethel Outreach Center
1429 Mcculloh Street, Baltimore MD 21217. Telephone number to dial is 410-728-2557 for hours and more information.
Call for hours of food and meal distribution. Other programs offer access to clothing closet, food bank, and supplies such as baby formula and diapers. The charity also provides groceries every six months per qualified client. A soup center is also on site of this Baltimore facility.




Concord Baptist Church - Food Distribution Center
5204 Liberty Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207. Phone: (410) 367-1117
The non-profit runs a food pantry. They also have other benefits for struggling Baltimore families, including the program known as Self Help and Resource Exchange. There is also a drive thru food bank.

Good Shepherd Baptist Pantry
Address is
3459 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD Dial (410) 462-5864
The charity has a free food pantry, provides holiday assistance, distributes meals, and has an on site clothing closet.

St. James Episcopal Church Food Pantry
1020 W Lafayette Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21217, Phone: (410) 523-4588 or (443) 869-0093
Canned and fresh food. They also help students during the summer, people who lost their jobs, and feed the disabled and seniors.

Word and Praise Faith Ministry
Food pantry and soup kitchen is at 5200 Denmore Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215. Main number is 410-412-4196

New Life Fellowship Pantry
Location is 559 Robert St, Baltimore, MD 21217, Phone: 410-589-0801

Catholic Charities
Multiple churches help the poor, immigrants, elderly and others. Get free food, holiday help, apply for Meals on Wheels for the homebound or disabled, and get other social services. There is Filling, shelf-stable foods as well as applications to SNAP food stamps.

  • St. Peters Food Pantry is at 1526 N Fremont Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217. Main Phone: 410-669-0512
  • St. Gregory Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen is at 1524 N Gilmor St, Baltimore, Maryland 21217. Phone: 410-523-0061
  • St. Edwards Food Bank is at 2848 W Lafayette Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21216.
  • St. Cecilia Catholic Church - 3301 Windsor Ave, Baltimore, MD 21216. Main number is  410-624-3600
  • Catholic Charities My Brother’s Keeper is at 4207 Frederick Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21229. For hours and applications, dial 667-600-2950

Brooklyn Park Healthy Food Pantry
196 Hammonds Ln, Brooklyn Park, MD 21225. Main Phone: 410-222-1020

Mt. Zion Pantry
Food bank address is 2000 E Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD 21239. Dial 410-963-8627

Peoples Church of Baltimore
230 N Fulton Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21223. Main intake number is 410-945-7923
A client choice food pantry. Get Shelf Stable or Dry Milk, fruit juices, ensure for the elderly, vitamins and more. Clients can also be referred to long term, hunger prevention resources including from the USDA.




Us Helping Us Outreach
1930 W Pratt St, Baltimore, Maryland 21223. For hours on food giveaway programs, dial 410-227-1399

Helping Hands Food Pantry
Address: 7901 Bradshaw Road
Upper Falls Maryland 21156
Some of the programs offered include free meals, groceries, clothing, and other aid and support.

Rock City Church
Address of church is 1607 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville MD 21234
Telephone - 410-882-2217
An emergency food bank is on site for the low income and working poor.

Mt. Calvary AME Church
300 Eudowood Lane
Towson Maryland 21286
Dial 410-296-9474

Towson United Methodist Church
501 Hampton Lane
Towson Maryland 21286
Dial 410-823-6511

Greater Grace World Outreach
Main address is 6025 Moravia Park Drive
Baltimore MD 21206
Main number - 410-483-3700
Some of the services include food and referrals to local charities, churches, and other non-profits in Baltimore Maryland.

J&C Unity, Inc.
Address of food pantry 7006 Graces Quarter Road
Middle River Maryland 21220
Call - (410) 335-0059
Free canned goods, fruits, perishable items, vegetables, baby food and more is offered. Volunteers may serve the homeless or drive meals to the homebound in the area.

Shining Star Baptist Church of Middle River
Location is 11832 Eastern Avenue
Middle River MD 21220
Telephone: 410-335-5666

Lutheran Mission Society Essex Compassion Center, Baltimore County
438 Eastern Boulevard
Essex Maryland 21221
Primary phone number - 410-391-6877
Some of the social services include information on financial assistance programs like rent or energy bills. Also perishable items (breads, vegetables) and other groceries and clothing type items are offered to the disadvantaged and working poor.







St. Stephens AME Church
1601 Old Eastern Avenue
Essex, MD 21221
Telephone - 410-686-9392
The agency has a soup kitchen on site. They also partner with the Harvest of Plenty network.

St. Clement's Church
Address - 1206 Chesaco Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland, 21237
Telephone - 410-687-4434
Hot lunches are also for the elderly in the city.

Saint Clare Parish Outreach
Church address - 714 Mryth Avenue
Essex Maryland 21221
Phone: 410-687-6011 EX 114

Essex United Methodist Church
Address of church food pantry - 524 Maryland Avenue
Essex Maryland 21221

North Baltimore Cares
5502 York Rd
Baltimore, MD
(410) 532-2273

Community Assistance Network
Main address is 7900 E Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD
(410) 285-4674
A leading non-profit. They can refer people to Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, free school lunches, and USDA programs such as summer food service. Find more details on Community Assistance Network in Baltimore.

Homestead UMC Service Center
Address is 1500 Gorsuch Avenue
Baltimore MD 21218
Call 410-243-4419 for information and hours of food distribution.
Programs available in Baltimore range from applications to SNAP food stamps or WIC vouchers. Other more urgent needs, such as free groceries, baby formula or hygiene items may be passed out too.

Johns Hopkins Bayview, Social Work Department
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21224
Main Telephone: 410-550-0296
One of the leading government assistance agencies. Call for referrals to free food pantries, information on assistance such as Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, and other public aid, even including SNAP food stamps.





St. Rita Catholic Church, Soup Kitchen
Address of kitchen - 2907 Dunleer Road
Baltimore Maryland 21222
410-284-0388 EX27
Free hot and cold meals offered.

Bea Gaddy Family Center
Address of center is 425 North Chester Street
Baltimore MD 21231-1635
Call 410-563-2749 for hours

Edgemere Church of God Food Pantry
Location is 7414 Ellen Avenue
Baltimore MD 21219-2120
Telephone - 410-477-0697
The working poor can contact this pantry in the city of Baltimore. There are also meals for the homeless as well as summer meals for children that no longer can rely on school lunches.

Peace of Mind Services
Address is 940 Madison Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201
Phone number is 410-779-6331

Carter Memorial Church of God In Christ Pantry
Pantry location is 745 West Fayette Street
Baltimore MD 21201-1111
Main phone number - 410-752-6123
Holiday meals, such as Thanksgiving Turkeys, may be served.

New Psalmist Baptist Church
Church pantry location is 6020 Marian Drive
Baltimore Maryland 21215
Number is 410-945-3000
Blankets, lunches, breakfast and other healthy items may be served.

Church of God
Main address is 5100 Denmore Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21215
For hours, dial 410-367-2768

Greater Zion Apostolic Church
301 North Gilmore Street
Baltimore Maryland 21223
Church phone number: 410-900-5023

Donald Bentley Food Pantry
Address is 2405 Loch Raven Rd
Baltimore, MD
Call (410) 664-9287

5513 York Rd #2
Baltimore, MD
(410) 433-2442




Frames United Methodist Church
Food bank is at 14200 Mount Avenue
Phoenix MD 21131 United States
For hours of distribution, call 410-472-3379
Emergency food, including fruits and canned items, are provided along with surplus USDA commodities.

Franciscan Center
101 W 23rd St
Baltimore, Maryland
Call (410) 467-5340 for information.

Catonsville Emergency Food
25 Bloomsbury Ave
Catonsville, MD
Phone - (410) 747-4357
Bags of groceries for the low income, unemployed, and working poor are provided.

Judah's Food Pantry
Location of food offered at 2000 Frederick Avenue
Baltimore MD 21223
Call the pantry at 410-945-3701

LOUD Food Pantry
8334 Liberty Road
Windsor Mill Maryland 21244
Dial - 410-521-4072
Perishable food, canned goods, and even cleaning supplies may be offered. They also deliver to seniors or the disabled if they can’t make it to the pantry.

Rising Sun First Baptist Church Food Pantry
2211 St. Lukes Lane
Woodlawn MD 21207
Church phone number 410-944-4471.
Call for meals, shelter, guidance, and advice.

Helping Hurting People
7629-B Spencer Road
Glen Burnie Maryland 21060
Phone - 410-766-7690
The charity helps the less fortunate.

Empowering Believers Apostolic Church
7566 East Howard Road
Glen Burnie MD 21060
Main phone number - 410-761-9272
Depending on donations, the location may have frozen foods, fruits, breads, and canned foodstuff.

Agape Christian Church
100 East Timonium Road
Timonium, MD 21093
Phone: 410-252-4255
Appointments are needed. Free food, Easter and holiday food baskets, and even basic needs such as clothing may be offered.

Payne Memorial Church
Location is 1701 Madison Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
Main Phone - 410-462-3800
Senior outreach is also offered from the non-profit. This includes congregate and meals on wheels in the city of Baltimore.

Seventh-Day Adventist Chesapeake Conference
Address is 3533 Fourth Street
Baltimore MD 21225
Telephone - 410-354-0027
A food and clothing giveaway occurs. Groceries, holiday meals, and assistance is for children and the jobless too. Hygiene items, blankets for the homeless, and more is also given by volunteers at the soup kitchen.





Selah Ministries
1500 Joh Avenue
Halethorpe, MD 21227
Phone: 410-644-7378
The center can be used at most once per month by Baltimore residents.

East Baltimore Church of God
800 South Oldham Street
Baltimore MD 21224
Phone: 410-327-0177
The charity runs a walk in pantry too.

Colonial Baptist Church
Address: 9411 Liberty Road
Randallstown Maryland 21133
Telephone number - 410-655-1080 EX 10

Additional places for free food in Baltimore city and county

Find more information and addresses of food panties in Baltimore Maryland that may be near you. Many churches and non-profit organizations provide free meals, perishable goods, and more to low income families. Also access seasonal and government programs, Feeding America in Baltimore resources, and Christmas meals or food stamp applications. Call 410.737.8282.


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