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Food ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

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

Provider Sites Calendar


Other Food Assistance Resources --  

All Residents: 

  • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low income people buy the food they need for good health. You may be able to get SNAP benefits if you: work for low wages, are unemployed or work part time, receive Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) or other public assistance payments, are elderly or disabled and live on a small income, or are homeless. Applications can be submitted online here, or you can call 1-800-332-6347 to request a paper application be sent to you and to be connected with a case manager. If you qualify for SNAP, you should be able to access your benefits no later than 30 days from the date the office got your application. SNAP benefits are issued electronically on a card like a bank ATM card.

      • Call 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: ALDI, Amazon, Food Lion, ShopRite, and Walmart accept SNAP EBT payments for online orders (excluding delivery fees). View additional information here: Maryland Department of Human Services Online SNAP Flyer.   

    • SNAP Update: Through the American Rescue Plan, SNAP benefits have received a 15% boost through September 30th, 2021. 

  • Several Farmers Markets in Prince George’s County accept payment in the form of nutritional assistance, such as WIC FMNP Checks (Women, Infants, and Children Farmers Market Nutrition Program), Senior FMNP checks (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program), and SNAP/EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Electronic Benefit Transfers), and ​P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfers). In addition, the markets highlighted in red below participate in the Maryland Market Money program, which matches the first $10 in SNAP/EBT/P-EBT/WIC & Senior FMNP each visit with additional “Market Tokens” to be spent on SNAP-eligible foods at the Farmers Market. Find more info on MMM here. See chart below for full market hours and locations; consult the full local food guide here.

MARKET AND HOURS

LOCATION

ACCEPTED ASSISTANCE

Bowie Farmers Market


Sundays, 8 a.m. – 12 noon

(May-Oct)

15200 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD 20715


(next to Bowie High School)

FMNP CHECKS (WIC & SENIOR) ACCEPTED

Cheverly Community Market


Every other Saturday, 8 a.m. – 12 noon

(May-Nov.)

6401 Forest Rd, Cheverly, MD 20785


(in the parking lot of the community center)

FMNP CHECKS (WIC & SENIOR) ACCEPTED


EBT/SNAP/P-EBT ACCEPTED

College Park Farmers Market


Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

(May-Nov.)

5211 Campus Dr, College Park, MD 20740

FMNP CHECKS (WIC & SENIOR) ACCEPTED


EBT/SNAP/P-EBT ACCEPTED

Greenbelt Farmers Market


Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

(May-Nov.)

25 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770

FMNP CHECKS (WIC & SENIOR) ACCEPTED


EBT/SNAP/P-EBT ACCEPTED

Hollywood Farmers Market


Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

(May - Nov.)

9801 Rhode Island Ave

College Park, MD 20740


(Hollywood Shopping Center) 

FMNP CHECKS (WIC & SENIOR) ACCEPTED



L.H. Farmers Market


Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

(May - Nov.)

5626 Bell Station Rd, Glenn Dale, MD 20769


(Marietta House Museum)



Riverdale Park Farmers Market


Thursdays, 3pm-7pm

(Year-round)

650 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park, MD 20737

FMNP CHECKS (WIC & SENIOR) ACCEPTED


EBT/SNAP/P-EBT ACCEPTED

The Capital Market at Mary and Main


Fridays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

(June-Oct.)

8801 Hampton Mall Dr N, Capitol Heights, MD 20743


(parking lot of Mary and Main)

EBT/SNAP/P-EBT ACCEPTED


The Capital Market at Creative Suitland


Sundays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

(June-Oct.)

4719 Silver Hill Rd, Suitland-Silver Hill, MD 20746


EBT/SNAP/P-EBT ACCEPTED

Takoma Park Farmers Market


Sundays, 10am-2pm

Year-round

6931 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

FMNP CHECKS (WIC & SENIOR) ACCEPTED


EBT/SNAP/P-EBT ACCEPTED



  • 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, discounted food for everyone on a monthly, non-emergency basis. Please see their 2021 calendar for scheduled distributions. SHARE also provides assistance with SNAP applications in the State of Maryland.

  • Mt. Rainier CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) 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. CERT can deliver canned goods, paper products and other necessities to residents who are seniors, disabled, quarantined, or otherwise housebound, as well as individuals and families who are now unemployed and without funds to provide food or necessities for themselves or their families. CERT can also run errands, pick up prescriptions, etc and offer other non-medical assistance.

  • Giant Food Nutritionists are providing free online nutrition services, including: personalized consultations, nutrition classes, workplace wellness programs, community wellness events, Nutrition Made Easy!™ Podcast (available on Apple Podcasts or Google Play), and Healthy Living by Giant Facebook Group. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 301-341-4222.


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. 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. Residents of Northern Prince George’s County should contact Meals on Wheels of Central MD to enroll. Residents of the cities of College Park, Greenbelt, Beltsville, Berwyn Heights and Adelphi should contact Meals on Wheels of College Park, MD to enroll. Residents of Takoma Park should call (301) 434-1922.  Residents of Cheverly should call (301) 618-3930.

  • Grocery Delivery: Support for Seniors in Prince George’s County is available through Instacart via their Senior Support Line: 1–844–981–3433. Groceries can be delivered from nearby grocery stores and the hotline assists seniors with a range of high-touch services  like setting up an account, filling a virtual cart and placing orders,  providing tutorials on Instacart features, and troubleshooting problems or questions about an existing order.


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, or 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 visit www.marylandaccesspoint.info.

Families With Children:

  • School Meals: Free meals are available to all students regardless of their income through June 30th, 2022. Through a number of waivers announced by the USDA in July 2021, schools are allowed to continue serving free meals to all students, providing multiple meals at one time to parents or guarding, sending meals home with students, or delivering meals to students' homes. Visit the Prince George's County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services website for more information on school meals. 

  • The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. Contact the Prince George's County Health Department to begin your application -  (301) 856-9600, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 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.
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