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Disclaimer: Some organizations may have requirements for participation. Please contact the organization directly before attending any listed events.

* = Maryland Food Bank Partners

FINKSBURG

Name: Westminster Rescue Mission Outreach Distribution*

Address: Sandy Mount United Methodist Church,

2101 Old Westminster Pike

Phone: 410-848-2222 ext. 146

Email: WRMfoodprogram@westminsterrescuemission.org

Day & Time: 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm

   Little Free Pantry open 24/7 (food availability may vary)

 

 

HAMPSTEAD

Name: Westminster Rescue Mission Outreach Distribution*

Address: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1205 North Main St

Phone: 410-848-2222 ext. 146

Email: WRMfoodprogram@westminsterrescuemission.org

Day & Time:  1st Wednesday of the month at 3:45 pm

          Little Free Pantry open 24/7 (food availability may vary)

 

Name: Northeast Social Action Program (NESAP)

Address: 1046 South Carroll St

Phone: 410-239-6216

Email: nesapinc@gmail.com

Day & Time: Office hours Monday thru Thursday 9:00am - 2:30pm (Appointments available in advance Monday thru Thursday 9:00am - 2:00pm)

 

Name: Westminster Rescue Mission Outreach Distribution in partnership with Christiana Home School Academy*

Address: North Carroll High School, 1400 Panther Drive

Phone: 410-848-2222 ext. 146

Email: WRMfoodprogram@westminsterrescuemission.org

Day & Time:  4th Monday of the month at 4:00 PM

 

 

LINEBORO

Name: Helping Hands of Lazarus Food Pantry

Address: 5101 South Church St

Phone: 410-374-1304

Hours: 3rd Saturday of the month from 8-10am

 

MANCHESTER

Name: Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

Address: 3184 Church St

Phone: 410-374-4463

Email: info@ielcmd.org

Day & Time: Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am

 

Name: Tree of Friends Foundation

Address: 3197 Main St

Phone: 443-507-8564

Day & Time: Sundays from 2-4 pm

 

 

MT. AIRY

Name: Mt. Airy Net

Address: 1402 North Main St

Phone: 301-829-0472

Email: mtairynetpantry@gmail.com

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 10 am-2 pm

 

NEW WINDSOR

Name: St. Paul's United Methodist Church

Address: 200 Main St

Phone: 410-635-2442

Email: stpaulnewwindsor@gmail.com

Hours: Wednesdays from 5:30-6:15 pm

 

SILVER RUN

Name: Silver Run Community Food Pantry

Address: 3978 Littlestown Pike

Phone: 443-244-0453

Email: office@stmaryselc.org

Hours: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5-6 pm

 

SYKESVILLE & ELDERSBURG

Name: Rock of Help at Ebenezer United Methodist Church*

Address: 4901 Woodbine Rd

Phone: 410-795-6136

Email: eumcwinfield@gmail.com

Day & Time: 3rd Saturday of the month from 9-11 am

 

Name: Carroll County Food Sunday at St. Joseph Catholic Church*

Address: 915 Liberty Rd

Phone:410-857-7926

Email: ccfs@qis.net

Day & Time: Wednesdays from 10 am-12 pm

Website: ccfoodsunday.org

 

Name: St. Paul's United Methodist Church

Address: 7538 Main St

Phone: Church: 410-795-0714

              Dawn Wittfelt: 443-244-7799

Email: info@stpaulssykesville.org

Day & Time: 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month from 11 am-12 pm

 

Name: The Community Table* at Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church

Address: 961 Johnsville Rd

Phone: 410-795-2777

Email: office@wesleyfreedom.org

Day & Time: Meal served Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays at 12 pm

 

Name: South Carroll Food Pantry* at Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church

Address: 961 Johnsville Rd

Phone: 410-795-2777

Email: office@wesleyfreedom.org

Day & Time: 4th Saturday of the month from 8:30-11:30 am. (schedule may vary)

 

Name: Westminster Rescue Mission Outreach Distribution*

Address: 6400 Ridge Rd, Eldersburg Commons Rear Parking Lot

Phone: 410-848-2222 ext. 146

Email: WRMfoodprogram@westminsterrescuemission.org

Day & Time: 4th Wednesday of the month at 3:45 pm

 

Name: Elders Baptist Church Pantry

Address: 1216 Liberty Rd

Phone: 410-795-9481

Day & Time: Every other Thursday from 4:30-6 pm

Website: eldersbaptist.org

 

 

TANEYTOWN

Name: Brian Safe Haven

Address: 74 Frederick Street

Phone: 443-500-1139

Email: brianssafehaven@gmail.com

Day & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12pm-3 pm

 

Name: United Way of Central Maryland, Carroll County Public Schools, & Westminster Rescue Mission Outreach Distribution*

Address: 520 E. Baltimore St, behind McDonald’s in shopping center parking lot

Phone: 410-848-2222 ext. 146

Day & Time: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 3:45 pm (curbside pick-up)

 

Name: Carroll County Food Sunday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church*

Address: 38 West Baltimore St

Phone: 410-857-7926

Email: ccfs@qis.net

Day & Time:  Thursdays from 9:30 -11:15 am

Website: ccfoodsunday.org

 

Name: Carpenters Table at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

Address: 38 West Baltimore St

Phone: 443-340-0251

Email: office@trinitytaneytown.org

Day & Time: Meal served Thursdays from 9-11:15 am

UNION BRIDGE

Name: St. James Lutheran Church

Address: 14 South Benedum St

Phone: 443-775-2181

Email: saintjamesunionbridge@gmail.com

Day & Time: Mondays from 5-6 pm

 

Name: Elmer Wolfe Food Pantry

Address: 119 North Main St

Phone: 410-751-3307

Email: bbdeitc@carrollk12.org

Day & Time: Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 pm

 

Name: A Little Love Pantry at Uniontown Bible Church

Address: 4272 Watson Lane

Phone: 410-967-5523

Email: brianchapline@yahoo.com

Day & Time: 3rd Saturday of the month at 9:30 am

 

WESTMINSTER

Name: Crossroads Church

Address: 21 Sullivan Ave

Phone: 443-487-4002

Email: info@crossroads140.com

Day & Time: Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 pm

 

Name: Table of Grace at Grace Lutheran Church

Address: 21 Carroll St

Phone: 410-848-7020

Day & Time:  Meal served Tuesdays from 12-1 pm

Email: info@gracelc.org

 

Name: Ardent Folk at Grace Lutheran Church

Address: 21 Carroll St

Phone: 410-848-7020

Day & Time:  Meal served Thursdays from 6-7 pm

Email: info@gracelc.org

 

Name: Helping Hands Food Pantry at Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren

Address: 818 Old Taneytown Rd

Phone: 410-848-7478

Email: pantry@meadowbranch.org

Day & Time: Wednesdays from 3:30-6 pm

 

Name: Sheperd's Table at Westminster United Methodist Church

Address: 162 East Main St

Phone: 410-857-5944

Email: info@shepstaff.org

Day & Time: Meal served Fridays from 12:15-1:15 pm

 

Name: St. Paul's United Church of Christ

Address: 17 Bond St

Phone: Georgia Rittmeyer 410-218-6125

Email: waterfallgd2014@gmail.com

Day & Time: Meal served Thursdays from 12-1 pm

 

Name: Brass Hat Café at Salvation Army*

Address: 300 Hahn Rd

Phone: 410-876-9358

Email: alma.balsamo@uss.salvationarmy.org

Day & Time: (Pantry) Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9 am-12 pm and 1-3 pm

                       (Pantry) Thursdays and Fridays from 9 am-12 pm

                      Meal served Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 4:30-6 pm

 

Name: Loaves & Fishes at Westminster United Methodist Church

Address: 165 East Main St

Phone: 410-848-8325

Email: info@wumcmd.org

Day & Time: Meal served Mondays from 12:15-1:15 pm

 

Name: Deeds of Faith* at Crosswind Church

Address: 640 Lucabaugh Mill Rd

Phone: 410-848-5537

Email: info@mycrosswind.com

Day & Time: Every other Friday at 3 pm (curbside pick-up and some in-store shopping)

 

Name: On Our Own

Address: 265 East Main St

Phone: 410-751-6600

Email: ooocarrollmd@gmail.com

Day & Time: Sundays through Fridays from 9 am-3 pm

 

Name: Westminster Rescue Mission*

Address: 658 Lucabaugh Mill Rd

Phone: 410-848-2222 ext. 146

Email: WRMfoodprogram@westminsterrescuemission.org

Day & Time: Fridays from 10-11 am (curbside pick-up)

 

Name: Carroll County Food Sunday*

Address: 10 Distillery Dr

Phone: 410-857-7926

Email: ccfs@qis.net

Day & Time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10-11:15 am & from 1-2:15 pm

                     Saturdays from 9-11:15 am

 

Name: St. John's Church Soup Kitchen at Ascension Church

Address: 23 North Court St

Phone: 443-848-4744 & 410-848-8693

Email: doribata@gmail.com & mkdipaula@gmail.com

Day & Time: Meal served Wednesdays at 12 pm; doors open at 11:30 am

 

Name: Westminster Church of the Brethren

Address: 19 Bond St

Phone: 410-848-8090

Email: office@westminsterbrethren.org

Day & Time: Meal served Saturdays at 11:30 pm

 

Name: Sharing Hope at Freedom Church

Address: 2015 Old Liberty Rd W,

Phone: 908-675-6158 Teresa; 443-952-7225 church office

Email: tvonrieg@clinique.com

Day & Time: Wednesdays 12-1 PM and Saturdays 1-2PM

 

 

WOODBINE

Name: Morgan Chapel United Methodist Church*

Address: 6750 Woodbine Rd

Phone: 410-970-2485

Email: info@morganchapel.church

Day & Time: 2nd & 4th Saturdays from 9-11 am

                      2nd Saturdays from 9-11 am (pet pantry)

 

Free Food Resources - Listed by Days of the Week

SUNDAYS

  • Westminster - On Our Own 9 - 3PM
  • Manchester - Tree of Friends 2 - 4PM

MONDAYS

  • Westminster - Brass Hat @ Salvation Army 9 - 12PM and from 1-3PM
  • Hampstead - NESAP 9 - 2PM
  • Westminster - On Our Own 9 - 3PM
  • Syk. & Eld. - Community Table 12PM (MEAL SERVED)
  • Westminster - Loaves & Fishes 12:15 - 1:15PM (MEAL SERVED)
  • Westminster - Brass Hat @ Salvation Army 4:30 - 6:30PM (MEAL SERVED)
  • Union Bridge - St. James 5 - 6PM

TUESDAYS

  • Westminster - Brass Hat @ Salvation Army 9 - 12PM
  • Hampstead - NESAP 9 - 2PM
  • Westminster - On Our Own 9 - 3PM
  • Westminster - CCFS 10 - 11:15AM
  • Mt. Airy Net 10 - 2PM
  • Taneytown - Brian Safe Haven 12 - 3PM
  • Westminster - Table of Grace 12-1PM
  • Westminster - CCFS 1 - 2:15PM
  • Westminster - Brass Hat @ Salvation Army 1 - 3PM
  • Westminster - Brass Hat @ Salvation Army 4:30 - 6:30PM (MEAL SERVED)

WEDNESDAYS

  • Westminster - Brass Hat @ Salvation Army 9 - 12PM
  • Hampstead - NESAP 9 - 2PM
  • Westminster - On Our Own 9 - 3PM
  • Sky. & Eld. - CCFS 10 - 12PM
  • Syk. & Eld. - Community Table 12PM (MEAL SERVED)
  • Mt. Airy Net 10 - 2PM
  • Westminster - St John's Soup Kitchen (Doors Open @ 11:30) 12PM (MEAL SERVED)
  • Westminster - Sharing Hope @ Freedom Church 12 - 1PM
  • Westminster - Brass Hat @ Salvation Army 1 - 3PM
  • Westminster - Helping Hands @ MBC 3:30 - 6PM
  • Hampstead - WRM Distro (1st Wed) 3:45PM
  • Syk. & Eld. - WRM Distro (4th Wed) 3:45PM
  • Taneytown - United Way (2nd Wed) 3:45PM
  • Westminster - Brass Hat @ Salvation Army 4:30 - 6:30PM (MEAL SERVED)
  • Silver Run Community FP (1st & 3rd) 5 - 6PM
  • New Windsor - St. Paul's 5:30 - 6:15PM

THURSDAYS

  • Taneytown - Carpenters Table 9 - 11:15AM (MEAL SERVED)
  • Westminster - Brass Hat @ Salvation Army 9 - 12PM
  • Westminster - On Our Own 9 - 3PM
  • Taneytown - CCFS Trinity 9:30 - 11:15AM
  • Westminster - CCFS 10 - 11:15AM
  • Mt. Airy Net 10 - 2PM
  • Taneytown - Brian Safe Haven 12 - 3PM
  • Westminster - St. Paul's UCC 12 - 1PM (MEAL SERVED)
  • Syk. & Eld. - Elders Baptist (every other Thurs.) 4:30 - 6PM
  • Finksburg - WRM Outreach (3rd Thurs) 5PM
  • Westminster - Ardent Folk @ GLC 6 - 7PM (MEAL SERVED)
  • Westminster - Crossroads 6:30 - 7:30PM

FRIDAYS

  • Westminster - Brass Hat @ SA 9 - 12PM
  • Westminster - On Our Own 9 - 3PM
  • Syk. & Eld. - Community Table 12PM (MEAL SERVED)
  • Westminster - Shepard's Table @ WUMC 12:15 - 1:15PM (MEAL SERVED)
  • Westminster - Deeds of Faith @ Crosswinds (Every other Fri) 3PM
  • Union Bridge - Elmer Wolfe - 4:30 - 5:30PM

SATURDAYS

  • Lineboro - Helping Hands (3rd Sat) 8 - 10AM
  • Syk. & Eld. - SCFP @ Wesley (4th Sat) 8:30 - 11:30AM
  • Sky. & Eld. - Rock of Help (3rd Sat) 9 - 11AM
  • Woodbine - Morgan Chapel UMC (2nd & 4th Sat food pantry + 2nd Sat only for pet pantry) 9 - 11PM
  • Westminster - CCFS 9 - 11:15AM
  • Union Bridge - A Little Love/UBC (3rd Sat) 9:30AM
  • Sky. & Eld. - St. Paul's (2nd & 4th Sat) 11-12PM
  • Westminster - Westminster Church of the Brethren 12PM (MEAL SERVED)
  • Westminster -Sharing Hope @ Freedom Church 1 - 2PM

Assistance Programs

Free and Reduced Meals (FaRM)

Available at all Carroll County Public Schools. A government sponsored program that provides free or low-cost meals to children in school based on federal income eligibility guidelines. You may apply at any time during the school year. To apply, complete a Household Meal Benefit Application online at www.myschoolapps.com or complete a paper application and return it to your youngest child's school. A new application must be submitted for each school year. If you have any questions, call your child’s school or the Food Services Office at 410-751-3040.

Women, Infant, and Children Program (WIC)

Available through the Carroll County Health Department, 290 S. Center St, Westminster, MD.

A government sponsored program that provides nutritious food to pregnant and postpartum women and their infants and children up to age five. Qualifying income at or below 185% of Federal Poverty Level. To apply, call 410-876-4898.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps

Available through the Carroll County Dept. of Social Services, 1232 Tech Ct, Westminster, MD.

A government sponsored program that provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food.  Qualifying income less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Apply in person or online at mymdthink.maryland.gov.  If you have any questions, call 410-386-3300 and select menu option 2.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Available Tuesdays and Fridays at the Westminster Rescue Mission’s food pantry, 658 Lucabaugh Mill Rd, Westminster, MD. A government program that provides a variety of foods to eligible individuals. For fiscal year 2023 Maryland residents are eligible to receive TEFAP if they receive SNAP, medical assistance, energy assistance, TANF, unemployment, or if their household income is at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Apply in person during pantry hours. Visit The Emergency Food Assistance Program | Food and Nutrition Service (usda.gov)to learn more about the program. Nondiscrimination statement: USDA Nondiscrimination Statement | Food and Nutrition Service

Meals on Wheels

Frozen meal delivery available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for seniors, disabled, and homebound individuals. Meal fees are charged on a sliding scale. For more information, visit Get Meals - Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland (mealsonwheelsmd.org).

Movable Feast

Medically tailored meal delivery for those with medical referral. To learn more about this service, visit Home Delivered Meals - Moveable Feast - Baltimore, MD (mfeast.org).

Additional Resources

LITTLE FREE PANTRIES

Open 24/7 - Food availability may vary

 

FINKSBURG

Sandy Mount United Methodist Church

2101 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, MD 21048

(located in the main parking lot)

 

HAMPSTEAD

St. John’s United Methodist Church

1205 N. Main St, Hampstead, MD 21074

(located behind the prayer chapel)

 

MT. AIRY

Mount Airy Little Free Pantry

8 Hill St., Mount Airy, MD 21771

(located to the right side of the house, adjacent to the road)

 

SYKESVILLE & ELDERSBURG

Carroll County Public Library--Eldersburg Branch

6400 W. Hemlock Dr., Sykesville, MD 21784

(accessible from the library parking lot, adjacent to the electric vehicle charging stations)

 

TANEYTOWN

Taneytown Elementary School

100 Kings Dr., Taneytown, MD 21787

(located to the far right side of the school parking lot entrance)

 

UNIONTOWN

Uniontown United Methodist Church

3405 Uniontown Rd., Westminster, MD 21158

(located in front of the church, adjacent to the road)

 

WESTMINSTER

Saint Paul's United Church of Christ

17 Bond St., Westminster, MD 21157

(located at the parking lot behind the church, near the intersection of Bond Street and Union Alley)

CONTACT

Carroll County Free Food Resource page - Image at the bottom
  • CALL: (410) 848-2222 x 146 Mon. – Fri. (9am - 4pm)
  • TEXT:410-382-9192
  • EMAIL: WRMFoodProgram@WestminsterRescueMission.org
  • WEBSITE: WestminsterRescueMission.org
  • ADDRESS: 658 Lucabaugh Mill Rd, Westminster, MD 21157