What You Can Do
Our primary concern is making sure we have enough nutritious food to meet the growing need – both today, and for the foreseeable future. You can help ensure the safety net is there for those who may be facing food insecurity for the first time.
Just like COVID-19 has changed the world, we’ve changed the way we’re feeding Maryland. Our network partners, corporate supporters, and staff have really stepped up to ensure all Marylanders have enough to eat during this unprecedented crisis.
Help us meet the increasing need for food throughout this crisis
We need 13- to 60-year-olds to help sort food and perform various tasks
If you need food, please use this map to find an open partner in your community. We are updating the map on a regular basis, but please call the partner first to make sure they are open.
“It was amazing to find bread. I went to six stores last night looking for bread for our homeless table and I was kind of panicking, and when I came here I was like ‘God, I know you left this bread for this homeless table.’ With this, I can serve about 50 to 60 homeless families.”
– Regina Brantley, Food Pantry Director, LIFE Church Ministries
How We Fight Hunger
We are the hub of Maryland’s food assistance safety net, combining 40 years of expertise with a statewide network of thousands of community partners to meet the immediate needs of hungry Marylanders while simultaneously working to create pathways out of hunger.
We are dedicated to feeding people, strengthening communities, and ending hunger for more Marylanders. Join us.
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How We Can Help
I want to know how to contribute
Learn about ways you can give, including donating, estate planning, fundraising ideas, food drives, and more.
I need help finding food near me
Use the Maryland Food Bank food finder to get the help you need close to where you live.
I want to volunteer
Volunteering is one way you can join the fight against hunger- by giving your time. Monetary donations are much-needed and always welcome.
I need to know where food banks are
The Maryland Food Bank has a main distribution center in Baltimore and branch office locations in Salisbury on the Eastern Shore, and Hagerstown in western Maryland.
MFB presents a new tool in the fight to provide universal access to healthy food for low-income, food-insecure families: Back Up Boxes 2.0. These updated versions of the Back Up Box launched at the start of the pandemic contain 30 pounds of nutritious, high quality foods for households enduring the long-term economic consequences of COVID-19.
Farm to Food Bank coordinator Amy Cawley catches readers up on what has been an extremely busy fall season so far on Maryland’s Farms. She has been criss-crossing the state pairing gleaning volunteers with Farm to Food Bank partner farms, appearing on an agriculture podcast and doing everything she can to make sure that hungry Marylanders have year-round access to fresh and nutritious local produce.
In the first of a planned series of blog posts, Maryland Delegate and MFB Board Member Shaneka Henson shares her unique views on how hunger is holding down Maryland’s schoolchildren, and how statewide partnerships between the MFB and community institutions are helping break down the barriers preventing our children from thriving.