Ashton, MD
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 339 food pantries in the Ashton area.

Coupons.com

1 Miles Away

Ashton , MD 20861

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Services:
Coupons.com is a free web service that allows users in Ashton, MD to print coupons for savings on brand name food and general purpose items they use every day. Coupons can be printed on your computer and redeemed at any local grocery store. This service stretches a family's food budget with real savings; making your food dollar go farther. There is no fee for this service and no registration is necessary.

Eligibility:
Requires internet connection and printer.

Additional Services:
Reduced cost food in Ashton , MD.

Area Served:
Ashton , MD



To each man is reserved a work which he alone can do.
-- Susan Blow




St. Francis Of Assisi Parish

4 Miles Away

8300 Old Columbia Road
Fulton, MD 20759
(410) 792-0470

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office@instrumentofpeace.org

Services:
FOOD PANTRY: Offers non-perishable food items, no referrals or documents needed. Must call first for an appointment. Can only access the pantry once per month. Also accepts nonperishable food and canned goods year-round.

Eligibility:
Anyone in need.



Jesus might have said, "I became man for you. If you do not become God for me, you wrong me.".
-- Meister Eckhart




Olney Help

5 Miles Away

PO Box 430
Olney, MD 20830
(301) 774-4334

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Services:
Delivers food to those in need and offers financial assistance when available.SERVICES:1) DELIVERED FOOD: Delivers a 3-day supply of food to persons once every,

Eligibility:
Anyone in need in Zip Codes 20861, 20862, 20833, 20832, 20860



If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
-- Abraham Sutzkever




Salvation Army, Howard County

9 Miles Away

9017 Red Branch Road
Suite G
Columbia, MD 21045
(443) 656-3376
connie_wise@uss.salvationarmy.org

Services:
Provides a food pantry, financial and holiday assistance and a summer camp for youth. SERVICES:1) FOOD PANTRY: Offered to client once every 30 days while supplies last. Call ahead and bring proper identification. Accepts donations of food.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides assistance with prescription drugs, BGE turn-off notices, 1st month's rent or eviction prevention to qualified persons once per year. Will assist people who are in public housing. Do not have to be MEAP eligible.3) SUMMER CAMP: Offers a week-long residential camp in July for children ages 7-12 years. Camp is $25, child must meet income requirements. Applications taken on a first come, first serve basis. Call for appointment.4) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2012: CLOSED. REGISTRATIONSEPT 17-28. Walk-in 10AM-3PM.o THANKSGIVING: Provides food baskets and meals to families in need.Accepts food donations for Thanksgiving.o CHRISTMAS: Will providefood vouchers, clothing, and gifts for children 12 years and under. Bring three gift suggestions (less than $35) for each child.Accepts food, new clothing, toys, toiletries, coats, gloves for Christmas.MUST have ALL of the following required documentation:--Valid Maryland ID card--SS cards for all household members--Proof of all income sources (pay stubs/DSS/child support, food stamp letter)--Proof of expenses (current electric, gas, oil, water bills; car payment and insurance, etc) Only if they do not receive HUD, TCA, Section 8 or Medicaid eligibility letter. --Proof of residence (Section 8, public housing or HUD)--Must provide the paper including the break-down of family members, monthly rent and birth certificates for all children, ages 17 years and under--Must know the clothing & shoe sizes, and 3 specific gift suggestions for all children.o EASTER 2012: Easter baskets MAY be available for families with children who have been assisted by SA in the past 6 months. Call for information.5) EDUCATION: Offers budgeting and life skills workshops that focuses on money management.

Hours:
Closed for lunch, 12-1PM daily.

Eligibility:
Low-income residents of Howard County.



He not busy being born is busy dying.
-- Bob Dylan




My Brother's Pantry

9 Miles Away

PO Box 223
Columbia, MD
(410) 757-5190

Services:
FOOD PANTRY: Offers mostly non-perishable food items. When available, may be able to assist with baby food and formula. First-time applicants may request emergency groceries if they cannot wait for the regularly scheduled dated. Also accepts food donations Food donations can be dropped off at the following churches:1. Temple Beth Shalom2. Broadneck Baptist Church3. Broadneck Evangelical Presbyterian Church4. Cape St. Claire United Methodist Church5. Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church6. College Parkway Baptist Church7. Asbury United Methodist Church in Arnold8. Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church 9. St. Andrews By the Bay Catholic Church

Hours:
24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Food Distribution: 3rd Sat of month.

Eligibility:
Broad Neck Peninsula residents.



Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.
-- G.k Chesterton




Mt. Pisgah Ame Church

9 Miles Away

5901 Cedar Fern Court
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 730-6688

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pisgaoffice@aol.com

Services:
FOOD PANTRY: Offers non-perishable food to individuals Mon-Thur, 6-8PM.

Eligibility:
Howard County residents.



My sun sets to rise again.
-- Robert Browning




Interfaith Coalition For Compassion

9 Miles Away

5885 Robert Oliver Place
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 997-2781

Services:
An interfaith outreach that provides financial assistance, a food pantry, and a bi-weekly community meal to Howard County residents in need.SERVICES:1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Go to Community Action First. Provides assistance to help prevent evictions, oil, propane and termination of utility services, depending on availability of funds. Will occasionally assist with prescriptions. Applicants should go to Community Action first. Individuals may request emergency funds once every 12 months and MUST supply an eviction notice or utility turn-off notice. Must be MEAP eligible.ELIGIBILITY FOR MEAP and ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM GRANTS: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013GROSS INCOME Monthly Annually1 $1,628.95 $19,547.502 $2,206.45 $26,477.503 $2,783.95 $33,407.504 $3,361.45 $40,337.505 $3,938.95 $47,267.506 $4,516.45 $54,197.50FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON, ADD $577.50; $6,930.002) FOOD PANTRY: Provides food for those in need. Takes requests for food baskets, which will be available the next day. Food baskets contain non-perishable items such as canned fruits and vegetables, crackers, and rice. Small gift certificates occasionally available. Can onlyaccess once a month.3) INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY CENTER: Offers a homemade meal every other Thur evening at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center. All are welcome.

Hours:
Volunteers return calls on Mon & Wed, 10AM-2PM. Hospitality Center: Open every other Thurs.

Eligibility:
Open to any resident with emergency needs. Must be drug/alcohol free for Hospitality Center.



Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
-- Darcy E. Gibbons




Howard County Community Action Council

9 Miles Away

8920 Route 108
Suite A
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 313-6440
bdayhoff@cac-hc.org

Services:
Offers emergency and governmental surplus food to persons in need. Also distributes food to pantries in the area.SERVICES:1) FOOD BANK: Distributes food to local food pantries.2) FOOD PANTRY: Clients can utilize food bank once a month, however, exceptions can be made in emergency situations. Occasionally has baby food, formula, Pampers, diaper wipes and nutritional supplements available, dependent on community donations.,

Hours:
Food Pantry Hours: Mon, 1-6PM; Tues and Thurs, 1-4PM.

Eligibility:
Residents of Howard county who are in need.



Remember, the quality of your life is dependent upon the quality of the life of your cells. If the bloodstream is filled with waste products, the resulting environment does not promote a strong, vibrant, healthy cell life-nor a biochemistry capable of creating a balanced emotional life for an individual.
-- Anthony Robbins




Howard County Community Action Council

9 Miles Away

6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
2nd Floor
Columbia, MD 21046
(410) 313-6440

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twhite@cac-ch.org

Services:
Provides programs and emergency services for those in need. Includes financial assistance for utility, water, evictions, and burials; homeless services; information & referral and OHEP services.SERVICES:1) HOMELESS CARE SERVICES: Offers up to $600 to help prevent eviction or pay first month's rent. Case management provided to help homeless persons secure permanent housing.2) FUEL FUND OF CENTRAL MARYLAND: See separate listing.3) HOWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL, OHEP: See separate listing.4) EUSP (ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM): See separate listing for Community Action Council, OHEP.5) WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Provides assistance,

Hours:
Food Pantry: Mon, 1-6PM; Tues & Thurs, 1-4PM.

Eligibility:
Residents who meet income guidelines. See notes.



My sun sets to rise again.
-- Robert Browning




St. John's Baptist Church

9 Miles Away

5495 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 992-6977

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pastor@stjohnbaptistchurch.org

Services:
PANTRY: Provides non-perishable and some perishable food on the 3rd Sat of the month from 10AM-1PM. The first time as a walk-in, food is given on request. The second time, individual must provide proof of income, fill out an application and provide photo ID. Based on the income and family size, individual will be eligible to receive services.

Hours:
3rd Sat of the month, 10AM-1PM.

Eligibility:
Based on the income and family size, individual will be eligible to receive services for one year. Females



Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.
-- Brian Tracy




Celebrate Recovery, Maryland

9 Miles Away

PO Box 2976
Columbia, MD
(301) 393-4377

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chorst@cmhag.org

Services:
A Volunteer organization that offers a comprehensive support system for those in need spiritually, mentaly, or physically. SERVICES: 1)SUPPORT GROUP: A Christ-centered program that gives people the resources and relationships to help recover from life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups. This program is for anyone who is struggling with past dysfunctions or compulsions, whether they are affecting their life or those around them. Offers fellowship and a time to celebrate God's healing powers through the Eight Recovery Principles found in the Beatitudes and Christ Centered Twelve Steps. Group meets at Zion United Church, 201 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD, from 7-9:30PM, on the 4th Friday of the month. Group shares dinner on the 4th Friday of the month at 6PM before regular meeting, childcare provided for ages 4 and up. 2)CELEBRATE MEN RESIDENTIAL: Provides a level of accountability and a place to further develop necessary life skills, while at the same time providing residents of the program a,

Hours:
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Eligibility:
Open to the public.



The best soldier does not attack. The superior fighter succeeds without violence. The greatest conqueror wins without struggle. The most successful manager leads without dictating. This is intelligent nonaggressiveness. This is called the mastery of men.
-- Lao-tse