Food Assistance

Services Provided: 

Food pantry is open on the first Saturday of the month from 9-11am.

410-479-2689
Services Provided: 

24 hour Food Pantry Boxes. You may take what you need or donate what you don't anytime.

Located:
St. Luke's UMC at 100 South Fifth Avenue, Denton, MD 21629
New Life Wesleyan Church at 13699 Greensboro Road, Greensboro, MD 21639
Trinity UMC at 302 Church Lane, Goldboro, MD 21636

Services Provided: 

The Food Center is open every second and third Thursday from 5pm - 6:30pm which is a discounted shopping program for south Caroline residents (Preston, Harmony, and Federalsburg). All items reduced in price for sales to shoppers. Minimum purchase is $15 per family.

The Clothing Center is open every Thursday from 3 - 6pm. All gently worn clothing items (some are $1 per item) with no minimum purchase or income guidelines required. We accept cash, EBT/SNAP cards, debit and credit cards for payment.

Contact: 
Peter Smith, Pastor
410-754-9333
First Church of God
101 Bloomingdale Avenue
Federalsburg, MD 21632
Services Provided: 

St. Paul's United Methodist Church provides a meal to the community. The meal is provided by their soup kitchen and held on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. You can eat in or take your meal with you. All are welcome!

Another location for Breaking Bread -
St. Luke's UMC
100 South 5th Avenue
Denton, MD 21629
A meal is served the 3rd Saturday of each month (September - June) from 11:15am - 12:30pm in the church hall. Take outs are available.

410-482-8170
Services Provided: 

Food pantry is open Wednesday night at 7pm, Sunday morning 9:45am - 12:30pm, and Sunday evenings at 7pm. For emergencies call 410-924-6404, food is available anytime the church is open.

410-924-6404
Services Provided: 

Employment services (see Caroline County Career Center), Temporary Cash Assistance, Welfare Avoidance Grants, Emergency Assistance to Families with Children, Child Care Subsidy, Temporary Disability Assistance, Public Assistance to Adults, Food Supplement Program benefits, Medical Assistance, and Long Term Care Medical Assistance. There is a Burial Assistance program that helps qualified families with burial costs for loved ones. There is a Spanish interpreter available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 - 1:00 to assist in completing the application for the Food Supplement Program. Call for application procedure.

410-819-4500
P.O. Box 400
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

If you or someone you know are in need of assistance with food or clothing and live in the 21655 zip code, Crisis Care Ministries can help. We can also assist with your housing search and act as a liaison between you and the landlord. We work with local, state, and federal agencies to provide support. Those in need are required to show proof of residence (utility bill, lease or ID) and should contact either Charles or Melissa Busch at any time.

410-924-0460
5330 Bethlehem Road
Preston, MD 21655
Services Provided: 

Provides food to those in need through their food pantry and Food Distribution Day. Food Distribution Days take place on a bi-monthly basis on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 3-4pm. Should food be needed prior to the next distribution day, please feel free to contact the church and if food is available through their in-house pantry, they are more than happy to help. Please bring your own grocery bags or reusable bags. The Food Distribution Days are affiliated with the Maryland Food Bank so the only criteria to receive assistance is that you are a Maryland resident.

410-479-9519
8680 Mitchell Road
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

Imagine sitting in a classroom, struggling to pay attention and learn, because you haven't eaten in three days. Unfortunately, this is a reality for 25% of students in Caroline County. These children rarely get a meal except when they're at school. Studies show that children who don't eat over the weekend are not alert enough to learn until Wednesday after they begin receiving meals in school. This means these children are losing half of their time in school to hunger.​ The consequences of childhood hunger are significant:
Approximately 2/3 of these children are at risk for developmental delays.
By the time they are teenagers, these children are twice as likely to have seen a psychiatrist or have been suspended from school.
Children who come to school hungry have lower standardized test scores than low-income children who arrive at school well-fed.
Nationally, less than 5% of children living in poverty are likely to graduate high school.
about the backpack program
In 2015, Caroline County Public Schools launched an initiative to provide children in need with food for the weekend. On Fridays, these children are provided with backpacks filled with food. This puts the food directly into the kids' hands, ensuring they are able to eat over the weekend regardless of their circumstances at home.

CCPS also coordinates a summer food program, distributing free meals to kids 18 and younger throughout the County.

These efforts ensure children arrive at school prepared to learn. Results include improved academic performance and decreased behavioral issues.

Services Provided: 

Food pantry and clothing closet is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am - 2pm. You must be a resident of Caroline County, show proof of address, and only one visit per month for food.

410-479-9093 or 410-479-4708