Discounted food items are available for Southern Caroline County (Federalsburg, Preston, and Harmony) residents in need of discounted groceries. Families can shop one time per month. A $15 minimum purchase is required for each visit and proof of residency is required upon your first visit only. The food center is open Thursdays from 5pm - 7pm. The Clothing Center is open the first four Thursdays of each month from 3pm-6pm. All gently worn clothing items are $.50 each and all new items are $1.00 with no minimum purchase or income guidelines required.
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.
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.
If you or a loved one are in need of assistance with food or clothing and live in Caroline County, Crisis Care Ministries can help. Additionally, they can assist with your housing search and act as a liaison between you and the landlord. They are not currently a funded ministry but rather rely on donations of food, clothing, and personal care items. They work with local, state, and federal agencies to provide support. Thus they do not have the ability to provide funding of any kind at the current time. 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.
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.
Food pantry for people in need of food assistance. Families are required to show proof of income (paystubs) and of residence (utility bill). Open the 2nd Saturday of every month from 8:30 -10:30 am. Drop-off sites to donate to the pantry are Connie's Cut Above in Goldsboro, Anita's Hair House in Henderson, and most north county area churches. If you would like to help at the food pantry we would ask that you be at the church by 7:30am to help setup and get ready.
Held at and sponsored by the Denton Church of Free Seventh-day Adventists, the Food Give Away serves Caroline County residents who are in dire need of food. Please be considerate of others. Please bring proof of residence. Come while supplies last. First come first serve.
Provides food to those in need through food pantry and Mega Food Giveaways. Mega Food Giveaways take place on a bi-monthly basis on the 3rd Thursday of the month. To register for alerts about future distribution dates, you can text (in all capital letters) "THINKINGOFYOU" to 84483. Should food be needed prior to the next distribution, call and leave a message with your name and telephone number on the voicemail and your call will be returned for a box of food which can be picked up on a Wednesday evening or Sunday after service. Affiliated with Maryland Food Bank, so the only criteria to receive assistance is that you are a Maryland resident.
Neighbors United to Serve (NUTS) is a volunteer community group of individuals who have served Thanksgiving dinners to Caroline County families every year since 1992. We are supported entirely by donations of time, talent and treasure. This year we hope to share the blessings of Thanksgiving with 1,100 friends and neighbors. To send a request for a thanksgiving dinner please call or email us. If you send a request via email, phone or text if the request is able to be approved you will receive a message confirming approval.