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DSS Program

When Hunger is an Emergency

Baltimore City residents can get emergency food assistance through the Maryland Food Bank and the Department of Social Services (DSS).

What is the DSS Emergency Food Distribution Program?

The DSS Emergency Food Distribution Program is an innovative partnership between the Maryland Food Bank (MFB) and the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (DSS) to provide emergency food assistance to Baltimore City residents in need.

Have an Emergency and Need Food?

Take the following steps:

  1. Go to the DSS voucher site nearest you to request a DSS emergency food voucher
  2. Locate a nearby MFB partner that distributes DSS emergency food boxes. (Someone at your DSS Voucher Site can also help you with this)
  3. Bring your I.D. and the voucher you received to an MFB partner and redeem it for an emergency three-day supply of food

Where is the Nearest Voucher Site?

Click to expand the title of the following areas to see addresses and phone numbers for DSS Voucher Sites:

East Baltimore

VOUCHER SITES (Call for Hours)

Baltimore Housing
1135 N. Gilmor Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 361-9588

East Baltimore COGIG
800 Oldham Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 327-0177

West Baltimore

VOUCHER SITES (Call for Hours)

Fishes and Loaves
2422 West Patapsco Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 525-0969

Franciscan Center
101 W. 23rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 467-5340

Paul’s Place
1118 Ward Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 625-0775

South Baltimore

VOUCHER SITES (Call for Hours)

Perkins Square Baptist Church
2500 Edmondson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 945-0445

40 A & R West Referral Center
4711 Edmondson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229
(410) 233-4357

St. Veronica Church
804 Cherry Hill Road
Baltimore, MD 21225
(410) 693-5224

North & Central Baltimore

VOUCHER SITES (Call for Hours)

New Life Fellowship
559 Robert Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
(443) 985-1187

Northeast Food Pantry

4920 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
(410) 426-4009 x4010

Macedonia Project
5140 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206
(410) 488-5654

Northwest Baltimore

VOUCHER SITES (Call for Hours)

Soul Harvest
2901 Druid Park Drive #112
Baltimore, MD 21215
(443) 467-4084

Who Can Receive an Emergency Food Voucher?

Any resident of Baltimore City may request an emergency food voucher. This includes clients with no I.D.


  • 1-3 person(s) – 1 voucher
  • 4-6 persons – 2 vouchers
  • 7 or more – 3 vouchers

If you need a voucher but don’t have transportation to a Family Investment Center, transit tokens can be authorized by the BCDSS department.

Call (443) 378-4600 Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to reach BCDSS.

DSS Emergency Food Distribution Program

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