If you are new to our Food Pantry, we will ask you for an id to register you as a client. We ask for family, personal and contact information for our data base, so that you can receive the proper amount of food (small vs. large family) and are able to participate in our related ministries such as backpacks/school supplies and Christmas gifts for children in your household. We never give out your personal information, but for some grants we apply for, we have to provide summary information about the client population. We do not use income for eligibility. If you visit because your family needs food, we provide food. For your convenience the new client registration form is provided here for download in word format and pdf format. If possible, please fill it out and bring it with you when you come.
Our pantry is open every Tuesday 12-2 pm, the second Wednesday from 5-7 pm, and the last Saturday from 10-12 pm. If you are unable to come during regular opening hours, please call the pantry at 410-286-7086 to make arrangements to pick up food at an alternate time. We provide perishable and non-perishable food, meat, and a bonus bag with household items. We try to provide as much choice as possible beyond the basic perishable items that are pre-packed; we ask what kind of produce you want, what kind of meat you want, and whether you would like each extra food item. Produce and bonus bags are only given to a client household once per month. You are welcome to come to the Pantry whenever you need food; we will provide non-perishable food and meat for your family each time you visit. We often have extra food items to provide as well, based on generous food donations.
If you are in need of temporary financial assistance such as for gas, prescriptions, utilities, or rent, please call the Pantry at 410-286-7086 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and the financial need. You will be contacted within a day to discuss your need, and a board member will ask you for information, and we will let you know how we can assist.