About The Maryland Food Bank

Our mission is to lead the movement and nurture the belief that together we can improve the lives of Marylanders by ending hunger.


The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland. For more than 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need becoming the leading anti-hunger organization in the state. Through carefully crafted programs, the food bank aims to meet the immediate needs of Marylanders while simultaneously working to find long-term ways to reduce hunger statewide. Currently distributing more than 102,000 meals per day — more than 37 million meals annually — the Maryland Food Bank will continue to expand its efforts until hunger ends.

The Maryland Food Bank operates from three facilities: one in Baltimore, one in Salisbury, and one in Hagerstown. Through our extensive network of soup kitchens, pantries and schools, our branches distribute food across 21 counties and Baltimore City.

Our Programs

Farm to Food Bank

This initiative engages farms across the state in a partnership to provide hungry Marylanders with fresh, local produce.

Pantry on the Go

This direct service program enables us to transport large amounts of food to areas where people have little access to other forms of hunger-relief.

Supper Club

This partnership provides children in under-served communities with a nutritious meal while they participate in after-school activities.

SNAP Outreach

This program sends outreach workers to community centers to help eligible Marylanders apply for SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps).

Food Distribution

This activity lies at the heart of the Maryland Food Bank and is fundamental to understanding how we work.

School Pantry

This partnership with local schools provides food-insecure children and their families with vital nutrition in a stigma-free environment.

Summer Clubs

This initiative provides meals for children who traditionally rely on their school’s free and reduced-price meal programs during the school year.

DSS Program

This partnership with DSS allows us to distribute emergency food boxes from our warehouse to city residents who qualify for the service.

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