Maryland Food Banks >> Laurel Food Assistance

Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Laurel MD

FISH of Laurel, Inc. Elizabeth House
Laurel, MD 20707
Details: Seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, the volunteers in the Elizabeth House kitchen prepare and serve a hot meal to our homeless clients. Meal preparation crews of about 3 to 5 people prepare a meal and make bag lunches. Serving crews of about 4 to 6 people serve the clients and clean up the kitchen, bathroom and dining areas at the end of the evening. About forty-five people arrive for dinner every evening around 6:00 pm and most will pick up a bag lunch on their way out. Sometimes a generous donor will have previously dropped off travel-size toiletries that the volunteers put into a grab basket on the sign-in desk.
Laurel Church of Christ Food Pantry
Laurel, MD 20707
Details: Our mission is to collect foodstuffs, provide those items to families and individuals in need, and pray and study with those individuals who are willing. This ministry is not only a great catalyst by which the gospel can be presented but an amazing initiative to connect one-on-one with those in our community between the beltways of Baltimore and D.C. We have an ongoing need for food and supplies for the food pantry. We have a “Pack the Pulpit” effort on the second Sunday of each month but you are welcome to bring food any time. Hours of Operation: Monday: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Oaklands Emergency Food Pantry
Laurel, MD 20708
Details: The Oaklands Emergency Food Pantry has provided non-perishable food to Laurel residents in need since 1990. Recipients that meet Government eligibility requirements are referred to Oaklands by LARS. The food is provided by the Federal Government, the State of Maryland, and donations from our congregation and local community. Oaklands planted an onsite garden to supply fresh produce to the food pantry including tomatoes, squash, peppers, and green beans. Although we have Government and state assistance, donations are always needed to meet the demand. A collection basket is located in the narthex. Monetary donations are graciously accepted if you would prefer that our food pantry committee purchase the most critically needed items. Checks for the food pantry can either be placed in the offering plate or given to the office with “food pantry” noted in the check memo.