Services that provide 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, 10 am to 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 1 pm in the Parish Hall.
University United Methodist serves lunch on the 3rd Sunday of each month and has free showers available from 12:30-1:30 pm.
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
Monday: 9 am – 2 pm & 5 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 2 pm
Friday: 9 am – 2 pm
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
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. Contact Homeless Hotline at 888- 731-0999.
United Communities Against Poverty, Inc.
1400 Doewood Lane,
Capitol Heights, MD 20731
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: 11:00 am-2:00 pm Monday-Friday
Contact Person: Martha Williams
Services include Groceries (not meals), Clothing, and House ware
Parent Organization: SHABACH Ministries Inc.
Eastminister Presbyterian Church
(Call Tuesday and Thursday between 9 am 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
(Free groceries; Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12-3 pm by appointment only, must bring ID, birth certificates and proof of income)
Salvation Army of Prince George’s County
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 Department 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.
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
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
One location in Silver Spring, another in Waldorf.
Ager Road United Methodist Church
Food Pantry – 1st and 3rd Thursday, 9-11 am
Contact – Andrea Ross
Grace United Methodist Church
Food Pantry – 1st and 3rd Saturday, 11 am-4 pm
Contact – Dundrick Sogie-Thomas
Cheverly United Methodist Church
Food Pantry – Monday-Friday, 12-2 pm
First United Methodist Church
Community Cafe – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:30-1:30 pm
Gift Cards – Shoppers Food Warehouse
Produce Distribution – 4th Monday
Help By Phone – nonperishable food collected and distributed weekly
Contact – Ann Morgan
College Park United Methodist Church
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 – 5:30 pm and 7 pm
College Park Community Food Bank – 3rd Saturday at College Park Church of the Nazarene, 10 am-12 pm. 9704 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD.
Elizabeth House – FISH of Laurel – Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen – Nightly hot meals for homeless from 6 – 7:30 pm, with take home bag lunches.
Helpline for food assistance from food pantry, and for financial assistance for utilities and medications.