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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Baltimore MD

Adams Chapel AME Church Food Pantry
Baltimore, MD 21215
Baltimore Dream Center
Baltimore, MD 21225
Details: The Baltimore Dream Center is a volunteer driven organization that finds and fills the needs of individuals and families alike. It was founded in 2002 and currently hosts a variety of ministries. Every person is worthy of love, and the Dream Center is here to support the community regardless of color, class, or circumstance. The BDC is hosted and supported by Pathway Church of God and various other partners. We have the privilege of providing food for over 800 people in our community each month! Our volunteers are passionate about meeting the immediate need of hunger in our neighborhoods. We host a Monthly Food Bank on the 3rd Saturday of each month, as well as offer emergency food on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-12:00pm. Each Friday evening, we gather at the Dream Center for a warm meal that has come to be a community favorite. This is much more than just a time to get a full stomach–it’s a place to catch up with friends and neighbors. Our volunteer chefs prepare a meal that never disappoints and is always free to everyone in attendance. No appointment or reservations are needed for dinner—simply show up on Fridays between 5:30pm-6:30pm!
Beth-El Temple Church of Christ Soup Kitchen
Baltimore, MD 21215
Details: In verse 35 of the Gospel according to Matthew, it states, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. . .” The burden to feed the hungry fell on Missionary Roslyn Wright. On Wednesday, February 25, 2009, the Beth-El Temple Soup Kitchen became a reality. On this day, three people would enter through the doors to be fed with a staff of fifteen willing and ready to serve. On this day, more than just food was provided. . . clothes from the Clothing Closet were distributed, prayer and an encouraging words were imparted, information was provided for employment, medical and housing referrals and assistance as well as counselors for drug addiction. Considering most meals are prepared by the hands of our qualified and anointed staff , the soup kitchen have had several sponsors to assist with providing meals through actual meals or monetary donations. Such sponsors include Nehemiah House, Maryland Food Bank, St. Vincent DePaul, CanCan, Woodmere Neighborhood Association, McDonalds, Mother Corrine Pender (MCP) Helping Hands Ministry of Beth-El Temple Church of Christ, Mr. Bogus & Sister Felicia Lockett. On average, the soup kitchen will feed approximately fifty-five people per week. Since the soup kitchen has been in existence, they have fed over 2,500 people and counting
Bethany Baptist Church Food Pantry
Baltimore, MD 21230
Details: Mission: To provide nutritious meals once a week and distribute food monthly to individuals of the community who are in need.
CAN Food Pantry
Baltimore, MD 21224
Details: Community Assistance Network, Inc (CAN) provides emergency food to income eligible Baltimore County residents. The Emergency Food Package is meant only as a supplement and provides enough food for approximately 5 to 7 days. CAN attempts to provide food from the major food groups so that each package is nutritionally balanced. However, the contents of each package is dependent upon donations that we receive. Therefore, the contents of packages will vary from day to day. Eligibility for emergency food packages is determined through the following documents: 1) some form of photo identification with current address 2) proof of household income 3) Social Security card(s). Eligible recipients may receive emergency food only once every 30 calendar days. Volunteers from the Baltimore Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association help fill our Holiday Food boxes. CAN serves approximately 1,000 emergency food packages each month. In December of each year, we serve an additional 1,500 Holiday Food boxes.
Catholic Charities of Baltimore - Our Daily Bread Hot Meal Program
Baltimore, MD 21202
Details: Our Daily Bread is Maryland’s hot meal program, serving more than a quarter million meals to the hungry of Baltimore City each year. We serve nutritious lunches every day of the year and breakfast to seniors and individuals with disabilities each weekday. Since June 1, 1981, we have never missed a day serving the hungry in Baltimore - in spite of blizzards, hurricanes, or any other occurrence. Our Daily Bread is a place where all are welcome, where people whose lives are burdened by the hardships of the human condition are served with dignity and reverence. We serve with a passion and love for our sisters and brothers as we meet their need for food, resources, direction, and the building up of the human spirit. Every plate comes with a warm welcome and a smile that is always worn by the volunteers who serve.
Christian Liberty Church Food Pantry
Baltimore, MD 21215
Details: 1. Are you or someone you know in need of food? Christian Liberty Church offers both perishable and non-perishable food items to the members of CLC as well as to those in the community who are in need. Non-perishable food items such as canned goods, pastas etc. are available. 2. Every first Sunday of the month, we provide a free hot meal after Communion service. All are welcome! 3. Christian Liberty Church provides free bags of fresh bread which includes whole loaves, bagels, rolls, etc. each Sunday after service. 4. Fresh vegetables are distributed when available during the summer months on Sundays after service.
City Temple Soup Kitchen and The Rack (Clothing Pantry)
Baltimore, MD 21217
Details: The City Temple Soup Kitchen and clothing pantry, The Rack, operates Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Our goal is to offer any person who comes in hungry a warm meal in a warm and comfortable environment. All those who come to eat are invited to participate in fellowship with our church members through bible study, song, or conversation. The pastor or diaconate members may also be available for counseling and for information about church membership and services.
Concord Baptist Church Food Pantry
Baltimore, MD 21207
Donald Bentley Food Pantry
Baltimore, MD 21218
Details: The Donald Bentley Food Pantry was established in 1990 in Baltimore, Maryland through a student-led initiative to honor Bentley, a Gilman student who was murdered in summer 1989. The food pantry still operates to this day and issues food to the needy on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm (at 2405 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21218), under the leadership of the Bentley family and volunteers. While the pantry receives donations from the USDA Surplus program, the Maryland Food Bank and other local groups, the organization is always in need of extra help. Non-perishable items are preferred, but any contributions (i.e. toiletries, gently-used clothing, etc.) are greatly appreciated. Donation recipients must be a residents from either the 21202 or 21218 zip codes, and an ID and referral are required in order to receive food.
Emmarts United Methodist Church Soup For The Soul (Food Pantry)
Baltimore, MD 21244
Details: Soup For The Soul is an outreach of Emmarts United Methodist Church that is dedicated to feeding hungry people. The ministry opened it's doors in August of 2012 with the goal of making sure that no one has to go without food in this nation of plenty. Since our doors have opened we have given out over 10,000 pounds of food to our community. The pantry is open every other Tuesday from 11:00am-1pm.
Franciscan Center - Food Services
Baltimore, MD 21218
Details: Dining Program: Roughly 400 to 600 people come into the Franciscan Center daily to partake in the Hot Lunch Program and enjoy a hot, healthy meal prepared on-site using fresh ingredients. In the past fiscal year, the Center served 102,395 meals. In partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, the Center has adopted a healthy food initiative and regularly provides highly nutritious meals that contain fresh fruits and vegetables as well as high quality proteins. The Franciscan Center is also the first “soup kitchen” in the country to participate in the national Meatless Monday initiative. Every Monday, the Center serves a delicious vegetarian meal such as lentil shepherd’s pie, vegetable lasagna, or three-bean meatless chili. We now offer our “Supper Club,” an evening meal each Wednesday. Gleaning Projects: Working in partnership with Johns Hopkins, United Way, and Gather Baltimore, the Franciscan Center has gleaned thousands of pounds of fresh vegetables and fruits to serve to our neighbors in need. This program has expanded to include donations from area farmer’s markets, supermarkets and restaurants. Gleaning has made it possible for the Center to cut our cost per meal served nearly in half, while at the same time increasing exponentially the quality and nutritional value of the food we provide to poor and hungry citizens of Baltimore. Every Tuesday night, volunteers chop vegetables for the week ahead. Pantry Program: The healthy food initiative has also extended to the Center’s Emergency Pantry. We offer clients the option of receiving a regular bag of groceries or a healthy bag, which is stocked with low fat, low sodium items such as brown rice, ground turkey, fresh and frozen vegetables rather than canned. We’re pleased to report that more than 40% of our clients are now choosing this healthy bag. The Franciscan Center is tracking the progress of each participant through weekly surveys. Participants also receive educational materials, access to guest speakers, and had a trip to One Straw Farm to see where their produce is grown. The project would not be possible without funding from the United Way of Central Maryland, and our other partners including, University of Maryland Extension Food Supplement Nutrition Education Program (FSNE), the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Molly Shattuck Vibrant Living, Coldwell Banker, and One Straw Farm.
Baltimore, MD 21212

GEDCO’s CARES serves families and individuals in crisis by connecting our clients with resources that enable movement towards self-sufficiency. These resources include food and emergency financial assistance services. Client-Choice Food Pantry: This dignified model of service allows our customer-clients to be the decision makers as they choose the food that their household members prefer. A nutrition guideline based on family size is provided on-site for assistance. Hours of Operation are Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00am-11:00am, and Saturdays from 10:00am-12:00 noon. Emergency Financial Assistance Center: Assists individuals and families with pending evictions, utility shut-offs and prescription needs. Hours of Operation are Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00am-11:00am.

GEDCO North East Food Pantry
Baltimore, MD 21214
Details: GEDCO's North East Food Pantry serves individuals in crisis by connecting customers with emergency food relief that will enable movement towards self-sufficiency. The heart and compassion of this entirely volunteer-run program drives them to ensure that everyone leaves with food. In 1982, when an Ad Hoc committee realized the great need within their community for additional emergency food resources for families and individuals with low incomes, they opened the North East Food Pantry. The North East Food Pantry is open five days a week, Monday-Friday from 10:30am-1:30pm. Not only are there hours widespread, but they are unique to the Hamilton, Arcadia and Harbel neighborhoods (212 zipcodes) in northeast Baltimore City. NE Food Pantry belongs to the MD Food Banks' Network Partners Area Councils (NPAC), which connects food banks so that they may share challenges and solutions with one another.
Lutheran Mission Society - Immanuel Compassion Center
Baltimore, MD 21239
Details: The mission field is not all overseas. It is also right here, in our own neighborhoods, where people are struggling and hurting and hungering for the wholeness Jesus brings. This is the call the Lutheran Mission Society heard over 100 years ago, and the call that still drives LMS ministries today — ministering to the needs of the body with food, clothing and shelter; ministering to the needs of the soul with the Good News of Jesus. LMS Compassion Centers exist for this purpose. There are currently nine Compassion Centers in Maryland and York, PA where over 500 people come daily for help with the physical necessities of life and for the nourishment of spirit that only Jesus can give. Immanuel Compassion Center: Saturdays - Food and Clothing 9:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Manna House, Inc.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Details: Manna House began serving the poor and homeless of Baltimore as Midtown Churches Community Association. (MCCA) in 1967. Since the inception of the agency we have embraced the holistic approach for providing services. Tending to the clients physical, emotional, and/or spiritual needs is part of this approach. Every client is different and struggling with the different hurdles which are in front of them. Some are struggling with the poverty that they are living in and many have additional struggles dealing with mental illness, homelessness, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS, abuse, as well as other stressors. The Drop-In-Center provides services beginning with the morning meal from 8.00 to 10:15 am daily and continues from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m (Monday through Friday). We serve an average of 176 men, women and children everyday. The meal we serve may be eggs, potatoes, oatmeal, fruit and coffee, or it may be chicken cordon blue with all the trimmings. The menu is largely dependant on the donations that we receive. During the Drop-In-Center hours, many services are provides. Among other services, clients are given access to a phone to make important phone calls, given the chance to fill out a clothing form to request a bag of clothes (clothes which have been donated to Manna House and sorted by volunteers), given the chance to take a nice warm shower with toiletries provided, provided with food vouchers to a local food pantry, assisted with applying for birth certificates/ID's, assistance with completing paperwork, given bus tokens for documented appointments, and access to case management. Many clients just need someone who will listen to them, without being judgmental . . . that can be the biggest service of them all!
Manna Ministry of Greater Gethsemane Ministries
Baltimore, MD 21213
Details: Provides food to those in need.
Maryland Food Bank
Baltimore, MD 21227
Details: Our Mission: To lead the movement and nurture the belief that together we can improve the lives of Marylanders by ending hunger. The Maryland Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America, was founded in 1979 to coordinate the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the state's hungry.
Paul’s Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
Details: Hot Lunch: Paul’s Place serves a hearty, nutritious meal five days a week for anyone in need. Paul’s Place began solely as a soup kitchen, and the number of meals served each year has grown steadily. Our emphasis on nutrition ensures that our Hot Lunch guests eat at least one balanced meal a day. Our Hot Lunch program opens the doors to other opportunities for our neighbors in need. Emergency Food Pantry: In partnership with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services and the Maryland Food Bank, Paul’s Place distributes food boxes to individuals and family experiencing food insecurity. These boxes include 3 days worth of meals for families and are often supplemented by donated food from Paul’s Place.
Payne Memorial Outreach, Inc. - Food Pantry
Baltimore, MD 21217
Details: Based on the availability of food, distributions takes place the third Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Payne Memorial Outreach, Inc., 1701 Madison Avenue, Suite 315, Baltimore, MD 21217.
Perry Hall United Methodist Church Food Pantry
Baltimore, MD 21236
Details: Perry Hall UMC has operated an emergency Food Pantry since 1982. We will provide meals for 3 days, 3 meals each day, the amount of food determined by the number in the family. Our shelves are kept furnished with non-perishable, nutritious foods through the warm generosity of the members of PHUMC, and through the government program of sharing surplus foods. A typical grocery order will include spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, soups, pork and beans, several vegetables, several fruits, stew or canned chicken, tuna fish, canned salmon, peanut butter, dry cereal, and perhaps pancake mix and syrup. We always give toilet paper, since that commodity is not covered by food stamps. The food pantry is on the ground floor next to the back door of the church. Please call 410-256-1897 for further information.
Saint Bernardine Catholic Church Food Pantry
Baltimore, MD 21229
Details: The purpose of the food pantry is to provide enough food for 3 days to persons in emergency situations. We are open Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
St. Luke Lutheran Church Food Pantry
Baltimore, MD 21234
Details: We host a food pantry from 10-10:45 a.m. every Wednesday. Donations are always accepted (products must be within the printed expiration date). Suggested items include peanut butter; jelly; canned meat (tuna, ham, chicken); cereal; soups; canned fruits and vegetables; rice; pasta; and other non-perishable items. We also stock bath soaps; shampoo; laundry detergent; dish soap; toilet paper; and other hygienic products.
St. Peter's Food Pantry
Baltimore, MD 21236
Details: For over 20 years, St. Peter's Food Pantry has helped many families and individuals in and around the Fullerton community. Located in the red brick house on the church campus, the Food Pantry operates on the first 4 Saturdays of every month from 9:30 am. to 11 am. Clients should bring a picture id or driver's license with their current address. If a former address is on the id/driver's license, another form of current address identification is required (ie., recent electric or phone bill). The following zip codes are serviced by our Food Pantry: 21057, 21128, 21162, 21206, 21234, 21236, & 21237.
The Door, Inc. Food Pantry
Baltimore, MD 21231
Details: As an organization, we value meeting the basic needs of the community because no one should have to wonder where their next meal is coming from. One of our longest tenured programs, The Door’s Food Pantry has served the community year-round, providing a once-a-month emergency food basket to individuals and families in need, continuously, for as long as they need support.
The Mount Moriah Baptist Church Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
Baltimore, MD 21216
Details: Food Pantry: Food and clothes are made available for anyone in need. Soup Kitchen: Weekly Outreach effort to serve the community with spiritual and physical food. Persons may also acquire clothing.
Wayland Baptist Church Soup Kitchen
Baltimore, MD 21216
Details: Saints of God responding to the mandate to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. The Soup Kitchen shares the love of Christ Jesus by feeding the body, mind and soul. The kitchen is open on Wednesdays from from 12 – 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall.