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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.

If you have an emergency and need food, please visit the DSS site to receive emergency food, baby diapers or baby formula. Call for any questions you may have.

Locate the Nearest DSS Program Food Pantry Site

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

East Baltimore

DSS Program Food Pantry Sites (Call for Hours)

East Baltimore Church of God
800 Oldham Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 327-0177

West Baltimore

DSS Program Food Pantry Sites (Call for Hours)

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

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

Transfiguration Catholic Community Church
775 Hamburg Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 685-5044

West Baltimore UMC
5130 Greenwich Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229
(410) 945-8397

Transformation Health
312 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(443) 759-9592

South Baltimore

DSS Program Food Pantry Sites (Call for Hours)

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

Bon Secours Community Resource Center
31 S. Payson Street
Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 801-5100

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

North & Central Baltimore

DSS Program Food Pantry Sites (Call for Hours)

Harford Senior Center – Northeast Food Pantry
4920 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
(410) 426-4009

Faith Community United Methodist Church
5315 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
(410) 426-8177

New Creation Christian Church – Macedonia Project
5401 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206
(410) 488-5654

Liberty Elementary School – Judy Center
3901 Maine Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21207
(410) 396-0571

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.

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Partnership with the Maryland Food Bank

The Maryland Food Bank has a variety of different food distribution programs. These programs have been created over time to suit the needs of our neighbors and of our partners. See if partnering with us could be a good fit for your organization.

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