Below you will find services that provide for food needs:

 

St. Matthew’s/San Mateo Episcopal Church and Help-by-Phone

St. Matthew’s/San Mateo Episcopal Church works with Help-by-Phone providing bags of food (canned & dry) for those who need it. Contact Help-by-phone (301-699-9009) to make food arrangements. Persons may pick up food Monday – Friday between 10am and noon in the Parrish Hall. Help-by-Phone determines how often a person may access this service.

5901 – 36th Avenue

Hyattsville, MD 20782

 

Loaves and Fishes

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church serves lunch on the 1st and 5th Sunday’s of each month at 1pm in the Parish Hall.

University United Methodist serves lunch on the 3rd Sunday of each month and has free showers available from 12:30-1:30pm.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church:

4512 College Ave

College Park, MD 20740

University United Methodist:

3621 Campus Drive

College Park, Md 20740

Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc. (LARS)

LARS  assists homeless and low-income individuals and families who are experiencing a crisis by providing both emergency and long-term services designed to promote self-sufficiency by providing food once every 30 days. Bread deliveries are made to LARS weekly. Clients may stop by to pick up bread as often as needed.

311 Laurel Avenue

Laurel, MD – 20707
301-776-0442

Monday: 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. & 5:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Friday: 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

 

Shabach Ministries Inc.

The Emergency Food Pantry provides temporary and emergency food to over 6,000 needy children, families and individuals each year. In addition, the program offers individuals and families an opportunity to address a comprehensive range of self-development and adult education activities through SCSC direct services or by referring individuals to other community partner agencies and organizations.

3600 Brightseat Road
Landover, MD 20785 

kwintz@shabachministries.org 

301-583-5327

 

United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. 

UCAP’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program provides emergency food assistance to those individuals and families facing hunger and malnutrition. To learn more about our Service Linked Housing Program please contact Rasheeda Jamison-Harriott, Family Stabilization Program Manager – 301-322-5700 x 107, rjamison@ucappgc.org.

United Communities Against Poverty, Inc.
1400 Doewood Lane,
Capitol Heights, MD 20731
Office 301-322-5700

 

SHABACH Emergency Empowerment Center

The Emergency Empowerment Center is an emergency food and clothing bank located in Landover, MD. On average, the Empowerment Center serves roughly 15 families a week who are seeking food support for their household. It is their goal to provide each individual that crosses their threshold, in need, with at least 6 bags of food, which is enough to support a family of 4-6 for at least 3 weeks. In addition to the daily services they also partner with other local non profit organizations and schools for events like their quarterly 1500 grocery bag give-a-way, Thanksgiving baskets, and weekend food packages for hungry children. Additionally, they provide job readiness classes and resources for individuals who are either unemployed or underemployed.

403 Brightseat Road

Landover, MD 20785

Time of Service: 11:00am-2:00 pm Monday-Friday

Contact Person: Martha Williams

Services include Groceries (not meals), Clothing, and House ware

Parent Organization: SHABACH Ministries Inc.

Martha’s Closet

Eastminister Presbyterian Church

(Call Tuesday and Thursday between 9am and noon; ID and referral from agencies or congregations are required for food but are not required for clothing)

 

Mission of Love

Seed Food Distribution Center

6201 Riverdale Road
Riverdale, MD 20737
301-277-6199
(Free groceries; Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12-3 pm by appointment only, must bring ID, birth certificates and proof of income)

 

St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church

7501 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville, MD 20783
301-422-8300
(Free groceries Tuesdays from 10am to 12:00; must have ID)

 

Salvation Army of Prince George’s County
4825 Edmonston Road
Hyattsville, MD 20781
301-277-6103
(Open Monday through Friday 9am to 11:30am and 1pm to 3:30pm; Prince George’s County residents only)
University Baptist Church
University Baptist Church works with Help-by-Phone providing bags of food (canned & dry) for those who need it. Contact Help-by-phone (301-699-9009) to make food arrangements. Persons may pick up food Monday – Friday between 1-3:30 at University Baptist Church. Gas vouchers and ESL classes Wednesdays at noon as also available.
Prince George’s County of Social Services
Prince George’s County provides food to families free of charge. Please call (301) 909-6343 to get information and assistance within your particular area of the County. Available food depends on market conditions, however, typical groceries include canned and dried fruits, canned vegetables, canned meats and juices; and, when available, fresh meats and fresh fruits.
 
First United Methodist – Community Cafe
 
Community Cafe available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30-2pm, free. Thursday’s it is available at St. Jerome’s. 
 
420 Main Street, Laurel, MD
 
Good Shepherd UMC
 
Tiny Food Pantry – distributing non-perishables and, when available, $10 grocery cards. Available 3rd and 4th Tuesday from 10-11am.
Smart Snack for Smart Kids – For JoAnn Leleck Elementary School at Broad Acres. Juice, milk, long-shelf-life milk, cheese & crackers, granola bars, tuna, etc for kids during school breaks since 95% of the kids at Broad Acres are on free or reduced price meals.
Hot Meals – Preparing and taking cooked meals to people who live under bridges and in the woods near the church. We have a licensed kitchen so the men prepare the food at the church, pack it up and hit the street.
 
Contact – Suzanne Mathews-Williams
 
 
Ager Road UMC
Food Pantry – 1st and 3rd Thursday, 9-11am
 
Contact – Andrea Ross
 
 
 
Grace UMC
Food Pantry – 1st and 3rd Saturday, 11am-4pm
 
Contact – Dundrick Sogie-Thomas
 
 
 
Cleverly UMC
Food Pantry – Monday-Friday, 12-2pm
 
 
 
First UMC
Community Cafe – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:30-1:30pm
Gift Cards – Shoppers Food Warehouse
Produce Distribution – 4th Monday
Help By Phone – nonperishable food collected and distributed weekly
 
Contact – Ann Morgan
 
 
 
College Park UMC
Meals on Wheels – Serves about 40 people 3 meals a day for five days a week. Cost is $5 per meal. They also provide nonperishable meals for when Meals on Wheels cannot deliver because of inclement weather. (301) 474-1002
Wednesday Food on the Lawn – 5:30pm and 7pm
College Park Community Food Bank – 3rd Saturday at College Park Church of the Nazarene, 10am-12pm. 9704 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD.