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Howard County Food Banks

Name Address Website Email Phone No Contact Person Distribution Hours Additional Information
      (when available)   (when available)    
Angel House Services 5305 Village Center Dr #322, Columbia, MD 21044     443-297-9293   Monday-Friday: 9am to 3 pm, Saturday-Sunday: closed  
Bread of Life Savage 8901 Washington Street Savage, MD 20763 http://www.fbcsavage.org/BreadofLifeFoodPantry   301-725-3944    Every Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm First Timers: Please bring Your ID to fill out the paper work. Rule: May attend once a month, live within a 7 mile radius of First Baptist Church of Savage.
Bridgeway Community Cupboard 9189 Red Branch Road
Columbia, MD 21045
https://www.bridgeway.cc/support/community-cupboard   410-992-5832 (option 5)    Saturday 10 AM – 12 PM, Open on Sundays for those attending service The entrance to the Community Cupboard is on the southeast corner of the Columbia Campus building. It can be identified by its burgundy awning, and its sign reading, "Community Cupboard."
Byrant Woods Elementary School 5450 Blue Heron Lane Columbia, MD 21044     410-313-6859   Tuesdays & Fridays 9:30 AM.-2:30 PM  
Celebration Church 6080 Foreland Garth Columbia, MD 21045 http://wininlife.com/   410-997-2088 Elder Robert Jackson Friday 5.30 PM – 6.30 PM  
Coalition For Compassion 5885 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia, MD 21045     410-997-2781   Please call for details.  Message posted on recording. Eligibility: Open to any resident with emergency needs. Must be drug/alcohol free for Hospitality Center.
Fee: None.
Application Process: Call for information. No walk-ins.
Required Documents: Call for information.
Dasher Green Head Start Center 6680 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045     410-313-6210   Thursday 4 PM-5 PM  
Elkridge Food Pantry 5646 Furnace Ave
Elkridge, MD 21075
http://elkridgefoodpantry.org elkridgefoodpantryandgarden@gmail.com 443-535-1482, text is preferred   The 2nd and 4th Friday of the month
4:00pm - 8:00pm. 
Eligibility: Any resident of Elkridge, for as long as they want, as often as they want. Keep in mind we are only open on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. In addition, you will need some proof that you are an Elkridge resident, including a utility bill, driver’s license, or some other kind of photo ID that shows you live in Elkridge.
Ellicott City Head Start Center 8510 High Ridge Road Ellicott City, MD 21043     410-313-2750   Wednesday 1 PM – 4 PM Please call for an appointment.
Eva Johnson Foundation Tiber Hudson Apartments
3120 Burgess Mill Way, 2nd Floor
Ellicott City, MD 21043   443-631-5227, 410-455-9290   1st & 3rd Thursdays 10 AM – 12 PM • Eligibility: Open to Howard County residents in need.
• Fee: None
• Required Documents: Photo ID
• No need to call before going.
• Can utilize pantry once every 30 days
(Foreign-born Information and Referral
Network, Inc.)
5999 Harpers Farm Road, Suite E-200
Columbia, MD 21044
https://www.firnonline.org/contact   443-276-3166   Mon, Tues, Thurs, some Fridays, 9AM – 5 PM By appointment only.  Participants may receive food once a month from either Firn or the HoCo Food Bank. In emergency cases, food may also be available from another source.  Please call ahead.
Glenelg United Methodist Church 13900 Burntwoods Road Glenelg, MD 21737 http://glenelgumc.org/   410-489-7260   3rd Saturday 9 AM – 11 AM  
Howard County Food Bank 9385 Gerwig Lane, Suite J
Columbia, MD 21046
https://www.cac-hc.org/programs-services/food-assistance/   410-313-6185   Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1pm-4pm
Wednesdays 5pm-8pm (by appointment only)
Saturdays 9am-12pm (by appointment only)
Operated under the Community Action Council of Howard County, MD, Inc.
Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services (LARS) 311 Laurel Avenue Laurel, MD 20707 http://www.laureladvocacy.org/food-assistance.html   301-776-0442   Monday 9:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00pm - 7:30pm Wednesday 9:00am - 2:00pm Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm   LARS is only able to assist clients residing in these four zip codes: 20707, 20708,20723, and 20724. If you are a new client, please come prepared to your first visit with the following documents:
• Valid picture ID (adults 18 and older)
• Birth certificates (children 17 and younger)
• Social security cards for all household members
• Proof of residence to verify Laurel address
Martin Luther King Jr Community Church 9385 Guilford Road Columbia, MD 21046 https://mlkcommunitychurch.wordpress.com   240-456-0541 Pastor Darrell S. Greene    
Morning Star Korean Church 5147 Bonnie Branch Road,
Ellicott City, MD
    240-461-7929   1 st & 2nd Saturday. Call phone number for specific hours.  
Mt. Pisgah AME Church  5901 Cedar Fern Court
Columbia, MD 21045
http://www.mtpisgahame.org/   410-730-6688   Monday – Thursday 6 PM – 8 PM Must be a Howard County resident.  Please bring photo id.
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 12430 Scaggsville Road
Highland, MD 20777
http://mtzionhighland.com/   301-854-2324   3rd Saturday
9 AM – 11 AM
Oakland Mills High School 9410 Kilimanjaro Road
Columbia, MD 21045
    410-313-6945   1st Thursday 3PM -5PM  
Old Cedar Lane Head Start Center 5451 Beaverkill Road Columbia, MD 21045     410-313-7246 or 7257   Tuesday 3 PM – 4 PM  
Rachell L. Gray Community Foundation Elkridge Christian Community Church 6327 Meadowridge Road Elkridge, MD 21075 https://www.rlgcommunityfoundationhelp.org/ info@rlgcommunityfoundationhelp.org 443-796-5162   4th Saturday 10 AM – 12 PM Please call for an appointment.
Salvation Army 3267 Pine Orchard Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21042   beth.ferring@uss.salvation.org 443-656-3376 Beth Ferring Monday-Friday by appointment, please call     
Solomon's Porch Worship Center 10545 Guilford Road, Suite 104 Jessup, MD 20794 http://www.theporchmd.org/   301-776-0000   Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Saturday 12 PM-6 PM , Sunday 12:30 PM - 2 PM  
St. John Baptist Church 5495 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044
https://www.stjohnbaptistchurch.org/   410-992-6977   1st & 3rd Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM  
Information is subject to change.  Please call before going to any destination.