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Food ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

Food Pantries & Pop-Up Events (Updated Weekly):

Provider Sites Calendar




Other Food Assistance Resources --  


All Residents: 


  • SHARE Food Network is a nonprofit and community-based organization that promotes healthier families and stronger communities. They are a volunteer network providing sustainable access to healthy, affordable food for everyone on a monthly, non-emergency basis. For more information on their distribution schedule, please see the 2021 calendar. SHARE also provides assistance with SNAP applications in the State of Maryland.

  • Mt. Rainier CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) now has a dedicated help line for residents of Mt. Rainier who need food and other non-medical assistance during the pandemic. The number is 240-696-4433. We can deliver Canned goods, paper products and other necessities to residents who are seniors, disabled, quarantined, or otherwise housebound and for individuals and families who are now unemployed and without funds to provide food or necessities for themselves or their families. We can also run errands, pick up prescriptions, etc and offer other non-medical assistance.

  • The Town of Riverdale Park established a Farmers Market Dollar Program for any town resident who declares “a need for assistance.”  There is no means testing, however, households that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be limited to $15 per week, while households that do not participate in SNAP can receive up to $25 in food assistance per week. The Market Dollar Program gives coupons to residents redeemable at the Riverdale Park Farmers Market. The program is set to expire Dec. 31, 2020.



  • PG County Mutual Aid is a grassroots, community-led effort looking to take care of each other and keep Prince George's County as safe as possible during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic.  To sign up to receive assistance, please complete the form here. 

  • Are you an organization or food assistance provider looking for additional food to serve clients in need? Prince George’s County Food Equity Council has launched a food rescue initiative powered by Food Rescue US. Through the Food Rescue US app, volunteer Food Rescuers deliver food from Local Donors to food assistance providers and organizations in need. Sign up to start receiving food donations today.

Seniors:

  • Prince George's County Senior Nutrition Program enrollees have been offered home meal delivery during congregate meals site closures. The meals will be delivered through a partnership with the Department of Public Works and Transportation starting Monday (March 16th) morning. The Department of Family Services has arranged for the 7-frozen meal packs to be delivered to a location and those meals will be picked up and delivered to the doors of senior citizens by the Department of Public Works and Transportation personnel. The packs will be delivered to senior’s residences no later than 5:00 PM. Seniors must be present during the delivery window in order to receive meals. Seniors who would like to enroll in this program can contact Health and Human Services Nutrition Program staff at 301-265-8475.

  • Meals on Wheels provides hot meals to seniors. Contact Meals on Wheels of Central MD if you live in the northern part of the County. Residents of the cities of College Park, Greenbelt, Beltsville, Berwyn Heights and Adelphi should contact Meals on Wheels of College Park, MD to enroll. You can reach the Meals on Wheels Program for Takoma Park at (301) 434-1922 and Cheverly at (301) 618-3930.

  • Instacart (a fee-based grocery delivery service) provides support services to seniors who need help getting started or managing an existing grocery order. Seniors in need of support can call 1-844-981-3433 daily from 8 AM - 11 PM. 


  • Rotary International has launched a volunteer initiative to assist the elderly and other high-risk individuals in picking up groceries and prescription medication. If you need assistance, call their hotline at 240-781-6586 between 9 AM and 6 PM daily.

Residents with Disabilities & Life-Challenging Illnesses: 

  • Food and Friends provides meals, groceries, and nutrition counseling to people living with life-challenging illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, cancer and poorly-controlled diabetes. They serve the entire county. Apply for support here.

  • The MD Department of Human Services, The MD Department of Disabilities, the Salvation Army, 2-1-1 Maryland and other partners are collaborating to supplement existing programs for people with disabilities who may be experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. To connect with these feeding opportunities, constituents should call 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 call specialist will connect the caller to a variety of statewide program options. There are specific feeding opportunities currently available and are intended for people who are unable to access food due to COVID-19 related situations. These people include individuals:
  • who require home-delivered meals or groceries
  • with mobility disabilities
  • with cognitive or developmental disabilities
  • who are blind, deaf-blind or low-vision
  • who are experiencing a lack of transportation options due to COVID-19 conditions
  • with difficulty accessing food distribution locations
  • Programs may provide home-delivered groceries and prepared meals, including food that adheres to medically prescribed diets (low fat /low salt). 

  • Call 2-1-1 to access food programs.
  • People over the age of 60, should call Maryland Access Point, 1-844-627-5465 or www.marylandaccesspoint.info.


Families With Children:

  • Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) provides nutrition assistance to families.  Families will receive money on a new or existing EBT card to help make up for these lost meals. The benefit for the 2020-2021 school year is valued at $6.82 per day for a full virtual month of enrollment or for a full hybrid month of enrollment. More information is available here.

  • Greater Baden WIC-Supplemental Food Program: Supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children. A federal assistance program also providing nutrition education and services for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding postpartum women and to infants and children up to the age of five. Contact (301) 324-1873 for additional information.


  • PGCPS Summer Meals: Effective Wednesday, June 16, 2021 through Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Grab and Go breakfast and lunch meal packages will be available Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 1:00pm at the 62 schools. Free meals will be available for pickup to all children 2 to 18 years old on Mondays and Wednesdays. More information is available here


Nutrition Assistance programs & Financial support 


SNAP Assistance:

  • Maryland Hunger Solutions at 866-821-5552 for assistance and questions related to SNAP applications. They can assist with completing and submitting SNAP applications over the phone, submit any changes to your active SNAP case, answer questions about your benefits, and direct you to additional food resources. For general information on benefits and how to sign up, please see the Maryland Department of Human Services flyer

  • The Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP) has a hotline to provide free legal help for Maryland families in order to get and keep their SNAP benefits. To learn more and access help, call 1-800-613-2518. 

Online SNAP Grocery Orders:


Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT): 

  • Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) provides nutrition assistance to families. Families will receive money on a new or existing EBT card to help make up for these lost meals. The benefit for the 2020-2021 school year is valued at $6.82 per day for a full virtual month of enrollment or for a full hybrid month of enrollment. More information is available here.


Child Tax Credit Payments:  

  • Starting July 15, the IRS will provide Child Tax Credit payments to families with children. Families will receive $300 for each child under the age of 6, and $250 for each child age 6-17. Payments will be made on the 15th of each month through the end of 2021. Congress will consider extending assistance beyond 2021. Families who have filed their 2020 tax return will receive payments automatically. A process will be established for families to provide updated information (e.g. change of mailing address) and for non-filers to access the payments. The IRS is encouraging families to establish bank accounts so payments can be sent via direct deposit. Those without bank accounts will receive a paper check or debit card. More detailed information from Treasury and the IRS is expected soon.

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