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Reach out to offices and Program Coordinators in Baltimore, Salisbury, and Hagerstown

If you are in need of direct aid, click find food near me to search Maryland Food Bank partner network food pantry and soup kitchen locations nearest to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Monetary Donations

Where can I mail a donation?

Thank you for donating! Please send it to:

Maryland Food Bank
P.O. Box 17379
Baltimore, MD 21297-1379


What is your tax ID number?

Our Tax ID number is 52-1135690. We are a 501c-3 organization.


Can I make a donation in honor of someone?

You make your gift in honor of someone on our online donation form by checking the box “This is a tribute gift.”

You then have the option to send your tributee an eCard to notify them of your gift, or the Maryland Food Bank will mail the desired recipient a letter with your name, but not your gift amount.

Check out our tribute gift page for more information, including options for how to make bulk tribute gifts.


Can I get a list of all donations I made this calendar year?

All supporters with a valid email address, regardless of contribution amount, will receive a digital summary of their annual donations in late January of each year. To ensure you receive this, update your email by going to the Contact Us page and select “Annual Statement Request.”

If you would like a hard copy of your annual statement, go to the Contact Us page, select “Annual Statement Request,” and include your request for a printed statement and your address in the Message box. You will be mailed your summary statement after January 20th of the new year.


How do I update my monthly donation?

To make basic updates to your monthly gift including expiration date, address, or gift amount, please use the sustainer update form.

If you need to update your card number, please set up a new recurring donation and send an email to dst@mdfoodbank.org to deactivate your previous monthly gift. We will email you back to confirm that these transactions went through properly.


There was a mistake with my online donation, can you fix it?

Please email dst@mdfoodbank.org about donation problems. We can issue a refund if the amount is incorrect, cancel automatic monthly donations if you did not intend to give monthly, or add any additional information to your gift.


Do you accept donation via PayPal?

Yes, Paypal is a payment option through our online donation form.


Do you accept gifts from my IRA or retirement account?

Yes, we do. The Maryland Food Bank is a 501c-3 organization and recognized as a public charity under sections 509a-1 and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please go to the IRA & Stock Gifts page for more information.


Who can I send my matching gift form to?

Email dst@mdfoodbank.org so we can confirm your matching gift. If you have a paper form, please mail it to:

Maryland Food Bank
P.O. Box 17379
Baltimore, MD 21297-1379


Can my donation be restricted to a specific purpose, program, or region?

Donations under $10,000 are used for general operating and are not restricted in our finances. Our general operating funds are used in all regions of the state and for all our programs, so the funds you provide will ultimately support the work of your specific interest.


How can I raise money for the Maryland Food Bank?

The best way to fundraise for the Maryland Food Bank is with our online fundraising platform, Fenly. You can customize your message and easily share with your network, all from the comfort of your home!


There was an issue I when set up or tried to contribute to a virtual food drive, team fundraiser, or individual fundraiser. Can you fix it?

Please email dst@mdfoodbank.org, and we can take care of it for you.


Can you remove me from your mailing list?

We’re sorry to see you go, but we can absolutely honor this. Submit requests to be removed from our mailing list on the Contact Us page and select “Mailing List Updates” in the Subject dropdown. Include your full name and address. Once you make this request, you can expect to see a reduction in mailings in 6-8 weeks.

Food Donations

Where can I drop off food donations?

Find our drop off hours and locations here. Please wear a mask and gloves when you drop off food.

If you are located in Montgomery or Prince George’s County, visit the Capital Area Food Bank’s website to view their drop off information.


Can you come pick up my food donation?

For personal donations or food drive collections, we ask that you drop off your donation if it can fit in the trunk of your vehicle. Find our drop off hours and locations here. For larger food donations, please fill out this form to request a pick up.

For retail food donations, please contact our Food Sourcing Manager, Butch Langenfeld.

If you are located in Montgomery or Prince George’s County, visit the Capital Area Food Bank’s website for information on their food pick-ups.


How do I run a food drive?

Please visit our website to learn about hosting a food drive. Please also consider collecting funds to make an even larger impact.


What food items are the most needed food items?

You can find our list of most needed items here.

Receiving Donations

How can I get food for myself, my family, or someone I know?

Visit the find food page on our website and use the map to locate food distribution sites near you. Please call or email the specific site to find out their hours.

If you are located in Montgomery or Prince George’s County, visit the Capital Area Food Bank’s website.


How can I get food for my organization to distribute to the community?

Please contact networkrelations@mdfoodbank.org to find out how you might partner with us to distribute food.

Contact Form

For all media inquiries, please email Joanna Warner.

Additional Contacts

Special Giving

To get information on planned giving, memorial or tribute gifts, bequests, IRA, donor-advised funds, stock gifts, or other forms of giving at the estate level, reach out to Maryland Food Bank special giving program coordinator Kat Thomas.

Program Coordinators

For information on participation or partnership in Maryland Food Bank programs such as School Pantry, DSS, Foodworks, My Groceries to Go, Pantry on the Go, Summer Clubs, and Supper Clubs, reach out to a Program Coordinator.

SNAP Assistance

If you or somebody you know may be eligible for low-income household food assistance through the federal SNAP benefits program, but are unsure of how to register, or need a trusted source of information, reach out to a Maryland Food Bank benefits coordinator.

Maryland Food Bank Warehouse and Office Locations

MARYLAND FOOD BANK – BALTIMORE OFFICE

2200 Halethorpe Farms Road
Baltimore, MD 21227

Phone: (410) 737-8282
Fax: (410) 536-0438
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M–F
 
Donation Mailing Address:
Maryland Food Bank
P.O. Box 17379
Baltimore, MD 21297-1379

 

With 93,000 square feet, the Baltimore warehouse is the central hub for food distribution to central Maryland, as well as our branches in Western Maryland and on the Eastern Shore. The Baltimore office holds about 100 employees — or 80% of the food bank’s total workforce — and houses the majority of the Maryland Food Bank’s statewide campaigns and initiatives. In FY21, the Maryland Food Bank distributed enough food to provide nearly 62 million meals.

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MARYLAND FOOD BANK – EASTERN SHORE BRANCH

28500 Owens Branch Road
Salisbury, MD 21801

Phone: (410) 742-0050
Fax: (410) 742-0554
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M–F

In 1981, the Maryland Food Bank opened a branch in Salisbury in order to better serve the rural populations of the Eastern Shore. In its first year, the branch distributed about 33,000 meals. In FY19, the branch distributed more than 5.5 million meals to food-insecure Marylanders.

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MARYLAND FOOD BANK – WESTERN BRANCH

220 McRand Court
Hagerstown, MD 21740

 
Mailing Address:
2200 Halethorpe Farms Road
Baltimore, MD 21227

 
Phone: (410) 737-8282
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Since opening in 2012, this branch of the Maryland Food Bank has been able to significantly increase food distribution and provide more access to food aid in Western Maryland than ever before. In FY19, the branch distributed more than 7.1 million meals to food-insecure Marylanders.

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We Need Your Help

Programs, campaigns, and educational outreach at the Maryland Food Bank has always relied on the philanthropic support of charitable individuals like you.

Much like our food distribution efforts, outreach activities at the Maryland Food Bank rely on generous donations of money and time.

We hope you’ll consider a contribution.

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