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Maryland free food pantries and food banks.

Food banks and emergency pantries that are near you in Maryland will provide low income and struggling families with a number of resources. The charities as well as non-profit distribution centers will pass out items free food, canned good, baby formula, government commodities and groceries. Many also have meals or operate drive-thru pantries that are open today. Find details on free food banks in MD below that are near you.

Each year tens of thousands of families and individuals, including seniors and disabled people in Maryland turn to these free food and grocery distribution centers listed below in order to meet the nutritional needs of their families. They help senior citizens, disabled people, single moms and families with no money or a low-income. There is also a phone number for referrals to other local free food programs in Maryland at the bottom of this page.

The centers listed below are just a sampling. Many other non-profits, churches, and other charities also help free people in need., including the homeless and unemployed in Maryland. Many additional food banks and distributions centers are located in your county as well. If a location listed below is not near you, then call a nearby center or the number below to find information on other town and county specific resources, including Meals on Wheels delivery.

It is also important to note that many of the pantries and food banks may also provide clothes, personal hygiene items, counseling, holiday food boxes, and free counseling. Works help with Cooking Matters in MD as well as information on shopping for unit prices at grocery stores and other support. Learn how grocery stores hide their unit prices.

If a site can’t help you or is out out resources, ask for a referral. Most centers can also refer people to other charities and government programs, such as summer meals for children, WIC, and the Maryland SNAP food stamp program.

Local MD free food banks and pantries near you

Find addresses and phone number of additional pantries and food banks for your city or county below. The services and aid offered will be specific to those locations in that town or county. Or local even more food pantries towards the bottom of this page.

Capital Area Food Bank supports the metro Washington DC area and neighboring communities in Maryland and the counties of  Montgomery as well as Prince George's,. They are part of Feeding America network of national food banks.




Low income families, seniors, and children can receive food and support, including clothes, baby formula, and Christmas meals and food baskets. They also offer a variety of benefits and workshops, including enrollment into shopping or healthy eating classes, SNAP food stamp Outreach, Farming and Gardening classes in MD and more. The location is 4900 Puerto Rico Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017. Call 202.644.9800.

MD Food Bank is based at 2200 Halethorpe Farms Road, Baltimore, MD 21227, but they have other locations in the state too. They work with charities, soup kitchens, and free pantries, including drive thru and locations in all cities. Case workers help people apply for benefits, such as SNAP Outreach Program, WIC vouchers or an EBT card.

Low-income families can also get Baby Pantry and Formula, diapers, hygiene supplies and other goods. School kids can also get free backpacks for meals on the weekend that are full of food. There is also Nutrition Education, pediatric screening services and other food programs. The counties served include Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City and County. There is also free food in Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester.  Phone: (410) 737-8282.

  • Eastern Shore - Salisbury Division is at 28500 Owens Branch Rd., Salisbury MD, 21801. Dial (410) 742-0050. The center works with charities, churches, and food pantries across the eastern portion of the state. It provides groceries and counseling to those centers, and they then provide the items to people in the community.
  • Western Branch of the food bank is at 220 McRand Court, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Dial (410) 737-8282

Baltimore Outreach Services - Christ Church
701 S. Charles Street, Baltimore - Maryland, 21230. Phone number - 410-752-7179
A food pantry for the needy and low income in the Baltimore region. Free meals, groceries, perishable items, and more are provided. Thousands of lower income, unemployed, and struggling families use the facility every month. This is one of the non-profits that may have clothing in addition to canned groceries, boxes of food, and similar nutritional programs.





Community Food Pantry Kent County
Address is 401 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620. Dial (410) 778-0550
Hot meals, lunches, and more are served to the poor and low income. Other social services are for children, students, and senior citizens in the nearby Maryland communities.

Manna Food Center
Food pantry address - 9311 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Main phone number - 301-424-1130
Canned good, government surplus commodities, free meals for the homeless, and a soup kitchen are offered from this church.

Garrett County Community Action
104 East Center St, Oakland, MD 21550. Dial (301) 334-9431

Middletown Food Bank
Location of the pantry is 301 W Main St., Middletown MD, 21769. Main number - (301) 371-3182
Works with charities and other non-profits in the area. Inquire into government programs as well, such as federal SNAP food stamps. Another resources is summer meals for students on break.

Anne Arundel County Food Bank
120 Marbury Dr, Crownsville, MD 21032. Dial (410) 923-4255
Assistance programs include emergency food assistance, thrift stores, food pantries, free school supplies as well as meals for students. There is also Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and food baskets. Volunteers may also have home delivered meals for seniors and the homebound in Maryland.

Baltimore Hunger Project
9596 Deereco Rd, Timonium, MD 21093. Dial
In addition to a meal, clothing, blankets, a coat, and a free emergency bag of groceries may be offered.

Gaithersburg HELP
301 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Call 301-216-2510
Fresh fruits, vegetables, food boxes, and Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas meals are offered to the less fortunate in Maryland.

Helping Hands Food Pantry @ Power House
1911 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21213. Main number is (410) 342-1310
If you are out of options, call this pantry for help. Also please donate canned goods and/or nonperishable food if you can. Rice, breads, meats, and frozen foods may be passed out.




St. Michaels Community Center
103 Railroad Ave, St Michaels, MD 21663. Telephone: (410) 745-6073

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041. Call the agency at (410) 964-8660
Various social services, referrals, and information is offered by FISH, including free meals, food boxes, and vouchers for items such as work or school clothing. Other aid includes information on public aid such as food stamps, school supplies, LIHEAP, and more.

Other Maryland free food banks

In addition to the resources and locations listed above, dial 410-737-8282 to find a more comprehensive listing of food banks and pantries near you in Maryland. Centers, including Feeding America in MD, provide help to the low to moderate income, elderly, and anyone in need of assistance. Ask for a center near you.


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