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Maryland Food Pantries


Everyone can use a little help occasionally, so we are here to help connect you with the resources you need most. Food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, and more are available at locations near you to combat hunger in Maryland. Find out more about food pantries, eligibility, and local resources.

What is a food bank?

Food banks are available throughout Maryland to help end hunger among children and adults. In Maryland, 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 7 children face hunger. Food banks are nonprofit organizations that work to solve food insecurity. Food banks utilize food pantries and soup kitchens to distribute hot meals and take-home food items to Maryland residents. These resources rely on donations and volunteers to help those in need who may be struggling financially.

When can I utilize a food pantry?

If you struggle to make ends meet and put food on the table, contact your local food pantry to see how they can help. Food pantries and soup kitchens help temporarily fill the gap for those in need. Before walking in, you should call and check the dates and times that food pantries and soup kitchens near you offer hot meals or food items. By contacting your local food pantry, you may even be able to discover additional available resources, including food distribution programs for seniors, reduced grocery programs, and summer food programs for children.

Who can use a food pantry?

Food pantries are available to help those dealing with food insecurity. Little to no requirements must be met to qualify to use a food pantry. Most resources only request a referral from a recognized party or organization. Contact your local food pantry to learn more about eligibility, as qualifications vary by location.

Community Food Resources available to you in Maryland

To find a list of resources close to you, visit https://search.healthify.us/en/mpccommunityresources, click on the search bar, and select food.

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