Maryland Food Bank’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Efforts
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.
We’re making sure kids have access to contactless Grab & Go meals to replace school meals and school pantry visits; offering hard-working families and individuals fresh produce and shelf stable goods via drive-though food distributions; and ensuring homebound seniors have easier access to nutritious foods where they live.
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We’re packing 30lbs of nutritious foods into Back Up Boxes
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.
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