latest nhpb_banner 1__compressed



Help Near Me

Immediate Financial Assistance

Rental Assistance

Free Food Pantries

Utility Bill Help

Free Stuff

Work From Home Jobs

Public and Government Assistance

Disability Benefits

Section 8 Housing and Apartments

Senior Help

Free Money

Free Grants

Free Clothes

Charity Assistance

Church Assistance

Community Action Agency

Free Job Training

Help with Medical Bills

Free Healthcare

Free Dental Clinics

Car Payment Assistance

Debt Relief

How to Save Money

Search the Website

Free food pantries and groceries Howard County Maryland.

Food banks, churches, non-profits, and pantries in Howard County can help the less fortunate. Many of the centers also have programs in place for anyone who needs assistance. They will try not to turn anyone away that may need assistance. A number of services are offered for the working poor, senior citizens, children, and others across Maryland and Howard County.

Many of the non-profit centers are open limited hours. They also depend heavily on donations and volunteers from the community, so sometimes all people can’t be assisted. In these cases the Howard County pantries will refer people to other local charities or government programs such as SNAP food stamps.

Case mangers or volunteers at the sites will help the less fortunate to the best of their ability. Emergency boxes or foods, perishable fruits and vegetables, Christmas assistance and more may be passed out.

Celebration Church
6080 Foreland Garth
Columbia Maryland, 21044
Telephone - 410-997-2088
The church runs a pantry that provides free food and holiday assistance (Christmas and Thanksgiving) to anyone in need. Non-perishable grocery items are offered to people in need. No referral is needed. During the holidays food baskets and gifts may be offered to those that qualify.

Mt. Pisgah AME Church
5901 Cedar Fern Court
Columbia MD 21044
Non-perishable food is passed out a few times per week.

Bethany Lane Baptist Church
The food bank is at 3030 Bethany Lane
Ellicott City Maryland, 21042
Phone number is 410-465-0150




New Life Mennonite Church
Address: 9580 Old Route 108
Ellicott City MD, 21042
Dial 410-489-9735
Vouchers for groceries and limited financial assistance, such as utilities, is offered.

St. Vincent de Paul Society, Resurrection Conference
3175 Paulskirk Drive
Ellicott City Maryland 21042
A leading social service agency in Howard County. Free food, vouchers, snacks for students, and other assistance is available.

Bridgeway Community Church
Address of pantry is 9189 Red Branch Road
Columbia MD 21045
Main phone - 443-283-7260

St. John's Baptist Church
5495 Cedar Lane
Columbia Maryland, 21045
Telephone number to dial for hours is 410-992-6977

Howard County Community Action Council
8920 Route 108
Columbia MD 21045
Phone number is 410-313-6440
The location offers free emergency and governmental surplus food to persons in need. Or apply for programs such as SNAP food stamps.





Interfaith Coalition for Compassion
Location is 5885 Robert Oliver Place
Columbia MD 21045

Salvation Army, Howard County
9017 Red Branch Road
Columbia Maryland, 21045
Numerous resources are offered for low income, seniors, and the poor. The center provides a food pantry, thrift store, and also financial and holiday assistance. This can include meals and gifts for children. They also administer a summer camp for youth and student that can serve free snacks.

FISH of Howard County
Mailing address - PO Box 34
Ellicott City MD 21041
Main number is 410-964-8660
The non-profit offers emergency food and financial assistance to Howard County residents. Up to 7 days of emergency groceries are usually available. Some services may even be home delivered, especially for the sick or senior citizens. Other assistance is for energy and heating bills, rent, and medications.

Howard County Community Action Council
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD 21046
A leading non-profit in the area. Can help people apply for public aid, food stamps, and has lists and databases on regional food banks and pantries.

Glenelg United Methodist Church
13900 Burtwoods Road
Glenelg Maryland 21737
A pantry is open one day per week. They also run the TEFAP, or The Emergency Food Assistance Program, in the region for those that qualify.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish
8300 Old Columbia Road
Fulton MD 20759 United States
An appointment is needed but the non-profit offers non-perishable food and grocery items, including canned goods, soups, formulas, and more.

Howard County Department of Citizen Services - The Multi Service Center
Address is 9900 Washington Boulevard
Laurel MD 20723
The location is a one-stop shop for social services, meals, and food that are available to Howard County residents.





Jessup Baptist Church
2862 Jessup Road
Jessup MD 20794
Main number is 410-799-4842

Lydia's Pantry
8740-6 Cherry Lane
Laurel Maryland 20707
Call 888-346-4440

St. Timothy's Church Food Pantry
Address is 200 Ingleside Avenue
Catonsville MD 21228
Christmas assistance, including meals and gifts may be offered. Other items include fruits, vegetables, formula, and other food items.

Faith Community Baptist Church
13618 Layhill Road
Silver Spring MD 20906
Clothing, food, and basic needs can be fulfilled.

AFL-CIO Community Services of Central Maryland
Main address is 2701 West Patapsco Avenue
Baltimore MD 21230-2797
Main telephone - 410-247-4898


By Jon McNamara


















Contact Us

About Us

Financial Literacy Blog

Privacy policy

Visit Facebook page

Search Site