DONATE TODAY TO SUPPORT FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND FOOD BANKS!
Current Needs Last Updated 11/4/2021; Food Banks listed in alphabetical order.
 
*We highly recommend utilizing reusable bags to donate loose or smaller pantry items for transport/distribution purposes if not donating as a wrapped case or boxed containment.*

Interested in giving to a specific Food Bank? Click on the Food Bank's name below to skip ahead to their giving spotlight on this page...
 
 - Brunswick Food Bank
 - Emmitsburg Food Bank
 - City of Frederick FCAA Foodbank Program & FCAA Soup Kitchen
 - Glade Valley Food Bank (Walkersville)
 - Jefferson Food Bank
 - Middletown Valley Food Bank
 - Thurmont Food Bank
 - Greater Urbana Area Food Bank

To learn more about Food Insecurity in Frederick County, Maryland click HERE to be redirected to Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap webpage.

To view the statewide Maryland Hunger Map from the Maryland Food Bank website click HERE.


 

 

 

BRUNSWICK FOOD BANK

The Brunswick Food Bank has been serving the Brunswick community since December 1978 by providing food to those in need based on the size of the family and specific needs. They are one of eight Food Banks in Frederick County, Maryland affiliated with the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs (RCEHN). The Food Bank works closely with Brunswick’s Emergency Relief Fund, local schools, and fraternal organizations to help families with additional needs. To learn more about the Brunswick Food Bank click their logo above to be redirected to their website home page.

The Brunswick Food Bank is in most need of the following non-perishable food and personal hygiene items:

  • canned fruit

  • canned soups

  • canned & boxed potatoes

  • meal helpers

  • peanut butter (plastic containers)

  • jelly (plastic containers)

  • boxed desserts 

 

Donations can be delivered to the food bank at any time at the following address and placed within the two rubbermaid containers on their front porch which is checked and emptied daily.


Brunswick City Annex
601 East Potomac St.
Brunswick, MD 21716

If you are planning a large or group donation that may not fit in the rubbermaid containers (they can fit approx. 4 full grocery bags worth) please donate your items during their operating hours: every Thursday evening from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM and the first Saturday of each month from 10:30 AM – Noon or contact them directly at 301-834-9718 to make delivery arrangements.

Make an immediate impact to the Brunswick Food Bank by clicking 'BEACON Donate Now' to be redirected to their online donation page. Under the 'Would you like to designate your gift?' heading select 'Yes'. A new selection box will appear to it's right. Select 'If Yes, where?' and under that heading you can then select the Brunswick Food Bank:​​

 

Donations made via PayPal

Tax deductible donations can also be made via check payable to BEACON at the following address noting Brunswick Food Bank in the memo section of your check:

 

BEACON

Attn: Brunswick Food Bank
7 S Maryland Ave.
Brunswick, MD 21716

 
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EMMITSBURG FOOD BANK

The Emmitsburg Food Bank provides food to those in need based on the size of the family and specific needs. They are one of eight Food Banks in Frederick County, Maryland affiliated with the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs (RCEHN) as well as the Emmitsburg Council of Churches. To learn more about the Emmitsburg Food Bank click their logo above to be redirected to their website home page.

The Emmitsburg Food Bank is currently in most need of:

  • toilet paper

  • shampoo

  • razors

  • shaving cream

  • deodorant

  • laundry and dish detergent

  • pork and beans

  • baked beans

  • juice

  • baking items

 

Donations can be delivered to the food bank during its operating hours:

Emmitsburg Food Bank
130 S. Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
(Use rear entrance)


Hours: Monday: 7pm - 8pm, Wednesday: 7pm - 8pm, Friday: 10am - 11am, Saturday: 10am - 11am

Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to Emmitsburg Food Bank at the following address:

 

Emmitsburg Food Bank
P.O. Box 898
Emmitsburg, MD 21727-0898

 
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CITY OF FREDERICK - FCAA FOOD BANK PROGRAM

The City of Frederick - FCAA Food Bank Program is operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) providing a three to five day supply of food to families and individuals who are facing an economic crisis and cannot afford to buy their groceries. The FCAA Foodbank serves between 600 to 800 households each month ranging from very low-income families who use the foodbank on a regular basis to moderate-income families who are facing a financial crisis and need food assistance. To learn more about the FCAA Food Bank click their logo above to be redirected to their website home page.

The City of Frederick - FCAA Food Bank Program is in most need of:

  • stove top stuffing

  • mashed potatoes

  • cranberry sauce

  • yams or sweet potatoes

Donations can be delivered to:

George L. Sheilds Food Bank Facility (physical address)
14 E All Saints Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Daytime Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 2pm to 4pm

Evening Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays: 7pm to 9pm

 

CITY OF FREDERICK - FCAA SOUP KITCHEN

The City of Frederick - FCAA Soup Kitchen Program has been in continuous operation by the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) since 1984. The Program provides an evening meal, seven nights a week from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to anyone in need of a hot, nutritious meal serving up to 110 people a night and more than 25,000 meals annually.​ Most of the men, women and children using the Soup Kitchen are homeless, but some are very low-income renters (including senior citizens) who come for a free meal in order to help make ends meet. To learn more about the Frederick Soup Kitchen click HERE to be redirected to their website home page.

Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday from approximately 5 to 7 p.m. to set-up and serve meals (we have a paid cook during the week) and then to clean up the dishes and kitchen area after the meal is finished. Weekday volunteers usually sign-up to work the same evening (e.g., Monday evenings) either every week or every other week.

Groups of volunteers (e.g., religious institutions, civic groups, companies, and other organizations) are used to staff the Soup Kitchen on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and on major holidays. Groups are responsible for cooking, serving and cleaning-up after the evening meal.


General Information for Volunteers in the FCAA Foodbank and Soup Kitchen:

  • Volunteers must be age 14 or older; youth volunteers between the ages of 14 to 18 must be properly supervised by adult volunteers.

  • Volunteers are requested to commit to volunteering for at least 12 months, typically for 1 or 2 shifts per month in the Foodbank or for 2 to 4 shifts per month in the soup kitchen. Please call FCAA at 301-600-1506 or email Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services, Chris Bard, at cbard@cityoffrederick.com to see if volunteers are needed at this time.

  • Client information, such as the names of people using the Foodbank or Soup Kitchen, is protected by law and must remain confidential.

 
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GLADE VALLEY FOOD BANK (WALKERSVILLE)

The Glade Valley (Walkersville) Food Bank is a program of Glade Valley Community Services, Inc. (GVCS), a local non-profit organization founded in 2004 to provide services to the Walkersville High School feeder district, which includes Union Bridge, Keymar, Ladiesburg, Mt. Pleasant, Woodsboro and Walkersville. GVCS relies on generous donations from supporters like you to fund their community programs including the Glade Valley Food Bank. To learn more about GVCS and the Glade Valley Food Bank click their logo above to be redirected to their website home page.

The Glade Valley Food Bank is currently in most need of:

  • hamburger helper

  • Jell-O and pudding mixes

  • baked beans

  • Rice-A-Roni

  • canned fruit

  • toothpaste

  • shampoo

 

Donations can be delivered anytime to the food bank's outdoor drop box (checked daily) or during its operating hours located at:

 

Walkersville Town Hall
21 West Frederick Street
Walkersville, MD 21793

Hours: Mondays: 6:30pm - 7:30pm and Thursdays: 1pm - 3pm

Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to Glade Valley Community Services at the following address, noting 'Glade Valley Food Bank' in the memo section of your check:

GVCS - Glade Valley Food Bank

P.O. Box 655 

Walkersville, MD 21793

 
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JEFFERSON FOOD BANK

The Jefferson Food Bank is sponsored by the participating churches of the Jefferson Ecumenical Ministries (JEM) and in cooperation with the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs of Frederick County.

 

The Jefferson Food Bank is one (1) of eight (8) Food Banks located in Frederick County. Our network of area food banks support any Frederick County resident who may not qualify for government sponsored programs and may be faced with emergency needs or simply need food assistance. A typical supply of food from the Food Bank for a family of 4-6 include items such as: baked beans, tuna, stew, chili, canned chicken, pasta/sauce, canned vegetables, soup, canned fruit, cereal, peanut butter, potatoes, rice and other non-perishable food items. To learn more about the Jefferson Food Bank click their logo above to be redirected to their website home page.

The Jefferson Food Bank is currently in most need of:

  • cereal

  • personal hygiene items

  • flushable wipes

  • dish soap/detergent

  • laundry detergent

 

Please make sure donated food items are not expired, dented, or damaged. Donations can be delivered to the food bank at any time, there is a drop box for donations on the porch of the food bank located at:


The Jefferson Food Bank is located next to St. Paul Lutheran Church at the rear ramp.

St Paul Lutheran Church - Jefferson Food Bank
3866 Jefferson Pike

Jefferson, MD 21755

Hours: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month 9am - 11am

If you have a large number of items to donate please contact Mary Justh, Jefferson Food Bank Coordinator at 717-448-2944 or Pastor Darrel Justh at 717-448-0728 to meet you at the Food Bank so donations can be taken inside.

Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to Jefferson Food Bank at the following address:

Jefferson Food Bank

c/o Mary Justh

P.O. Box 291 

Jefferson, MD 21755

 

 

 

MIDDLETOWN VALLEY FOOD BANK

The Middletown Valley Food Bank’s (MVFB) goal is to alleviate hunger in our community by soliciting, collecting, and distributing food and personal supplies through a food pantry located on Main Street. MVFB relies on generous donations from supporters like you to purchase fresh produce, dairy, and personal care items, as well as pay operating expenses. To learn more about the MVFB click on their logo above to be redirected to their website home page. 

MVFB is currently in most need of the following non-perishable food and personal hygiene items:

  • sugar

  • brown sugar

  • small cans of regular coffee​​

  • ​crackers

  • canned sweet potatoes

  • sauerkraut

  • instant potatoes

  • ​corn muffin mix

  • ​pudding mix

  • shampoo​​

  • liquid hand soap

  • deodorant

  • toothpaste

  • paper towels

 

Donations can be delivered to the food bank during its operating hours located at:

Middletown Valley Food Bank

301 West Main Street 

Middletown, MD 21769

Hours:  Wednesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am - 11:00am

Or drop off your donations any time to the Knights of Columbus collection stand for the Middletown Valley Food Bank just inside the front entrance area of Safeway in Middletown, MD (floral department side).

*We highly recommend utilizing reusable bags to donate loose or smaller pantry items for transport/distribution purposes if not donating as a wrapped case or boxed containment.*

Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to Middletown Valley Food Bank at the following address:

 

MVFB Treasurer
Evangelical Lutheran Church
107 West Main Street
Middletown, MD 21769

 

THURMONT FOOD BANK

The Thurmont Food Bank is a non-profit ministry of the Thurmont Ministerium. It is supported by area churches, organizations, businesses and individuals. Food is provided to those in need who live in Thurmont, Lewistown, Rocky Ridge, Utica, Sabillasville, Graceham and areas in between. The Thurmont Food Bank assists an average of 320 households made up of over 1,300 individuals each month. To learn more about the Thurmont Food Bank click HERE to be redirected to their website home page. 

The Thurmont Food Bank greatly appreciates monetary donations so they can buy in bulk from the Maryland Food Bank and local stores as well as fund their gas voucher program for those seeking medical services. Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to Thurmont Food Bank at the following address:

Thurmont Food Bank

P.O. Box 74

Thurmont, MD 21788

Thurmont Food Bank is currently in most need of:

  • instant mashed potatoes

  • rice

  • canned meats

  • coffee

  • hot chocolate

  • shampoo

  • toothpaste

  • sandwich bags

 

Donations can be delivered to the food bank during its operating hours located at:

Thurmont Food Bank

10 Frederick Road          

Thurmont, Maryland 21788

Hours:  Non-perishable food can be dropped off in the entry way of the food bank any time. Other foods can be dropped off on Tuesday and Friday from 11am to 1pm.

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GREATER URBANA AREA FOOD BANK

The Greater Urbana Area Food Bank serves those in the Urbana, Adamstown, Buckeystown, Ijamsville, Monrovia, Green Valley, New Market, and portions of Mt. Airy areas. An all-volunteer, faith-based organization dedicated to providing needy individuals and families in difficult life circumstances with supplemental assistance with food and other necessities through collaboration with our generous network of partner individuals, groups and businesses. The Food Bank provides food to more than 225 families in need; that's more than 800 people. Realizing families need more than just food, the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank offers many supplemental full year and seasonal programs to assist those they serve. To learn more about the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank click HERE to be redirected to their website home page. 

The Greater Urbana Area Food Bank is currently in most need of:

  • Shampoo and conditioner 

  • Body wash

  • Body lotion

  • Deodorant/antiperspirant 

  • Cleaning products

  • Contractor black trash bags

  • Tall kitchen bags

  • Coffee with caffeine

  • Canned chicken

  • Albacore tuna

  • Mayo

  • Ketchup

  • A1 Sauce

  • Children’s cereals

  • Instant flavored oatmeal packets brown

  • Deluxe macaroni and cheese

  • Sugar

  • Crisco foiled bricks

  • Corn meal

  • Cooking oils

  • Chunky soups

  • Chef Boyardee canned pasta products

  • Spaghetti O’s

  • Jif creamy peanut butter

  • Crunchy peanut butter

  • Dry pet food

  • Cat litter

 

An appointment is required to drop off any perishable food item donations, contact Jo Ostby at 240-529-4815 to schedule today. Non-perishable items can be dropped off at any time.

Mailed donations of gift cards; especially Wawa, Sheetz, and Royal Farms for gas; Giant Foods and Walmart for grocery and personal hygiene items are greatly appreciated.

Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to Greater Urbana Area Food Bank at the following address:


Greater Urbana Area Food Bank
4328 Reels Mill Road
Frederick MD 21704

 

 

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