Maryland Food Bank’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Efforts
As second responders, the Maryland Food Bank’s staff, volunteers, and our network of community partners - including the food distribution events that serve as an important source of food for many Marylanders - are considered essential, even during Governor Hogan’s stay-at-home order.
With the closure of schools and businesses, as well as social distancing, an increasing number of Marylanders are at risk of losing income and will look to our partners for help, putting a further strain on the safety net.
We have the experience, infrastructure, and expertise to help Maryland navigate through these difficult times, but it will require additional resources. You can help:
We’re packing 30lbs of nutritious foods into Back Up Boxes
Our wholesale purchasing power amplifies your monetary gift
We need 13-60-year-olds to help us sort and box food in Baltimore
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.
This exciting tool offers a fresh way of using data to give us the most detailed and accurate picture we’ve ever had of hunger in our state, which is nearly double previous estimates.
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.
When I go to my refrigerator, and it’s not just empty, it makes me feel good. Living my life now, I wouldn’t pass it up for nothing.
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Dedicated partners statewide are working tirelessly to keep their shelves stocked, and doors open to keep feeing food-insecure Marylanders. We caught up with a few partners as they picked up orders in our Marketplace.
The Maryland Food Bank is continuing to feed hungry Marylanders through the COVID-19 pandemic, with some important changes to ensure we distribute food and run programs as safely as possible.
Meet Linda Bullock, U.S. Army Veteran of the war in Afghanistan, who suffers from PTSD, and is unable to work. Receiving food from her local pantry allows her to focus on recuperating.