DONATE TODAY TO SUPPORT FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND FOOD BANKS!
Current Needs Last Updated 12/14/20; 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.*
Click on the organization's name below to go directly to their giving spotlight on this page or feel free to scroll through them all.
- Knoxville Food Bank (information coming soon)
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 find out more about the Brunswick Food Bank click their logo above to be redirected to their website home page.
Please send your tax deductible donation via check made payable to BEACON at the following address noting Brunswick Food Bank in the memo section of your check:
7 S Maryland Ave.
Brunswick, MD 21716
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
The Brunswick Food Bank is in most need of the following non-perishable food and personal hygiene items: boxed hot & cold cereals/oatmeal/cream of wheat (child & adult), canned fruit, canned soups, canned chicken, canned tuna, boxed potatoes, canned pasta, meal helpers, toilet paper, bar/hand soaps, 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 shampoos/body washes (child & adult).
Donations can be delivered to the food bank at any time at the following address and placed in the rubbermaid container on their front porch.
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 container (it 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.
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 find out more about the Emmitsburg Food Bank click their logo above to be redirected to their website home page.
Please send your tax deductible donation via check made payable to Emmitsburg Food Bank at the following address:
Emmitsburg Food Bank
P.O. Box 898
Emmitsburg, MD 21727-0898
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, and 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
CITY OF FREDERICK - FCAA FOODBANK PROGRAM
The City of Frederick Foodbank 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 find out more about the FCAA Food Bank click their logo above to be redirected to their website home page.
Donations can be delivered to:
George L. Sheilds Foodbank Facility (physical address)
14 E All Saints Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Hours: Mondays: 2pm to 4pm and Fridays: 2pm to 4pm
CITY OF FREDERICK - FCAA SOUP KITCHEN
The City of Frederick 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 find out more about the Frederick Soup Kitchen click their logo above 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 check with Chris Bard (301-600-3972) 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.
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 find out more about GVCS and the Glade Valley Food Bank click their logo above to be redirected to their website home page.
Please send your tax deductible donation via check made 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
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, and 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
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 find out more about the Jefferson Food Bank click their logo above to be redirected to their website home page.
Please send your tax deductible donation via check made payable to Jefferson Food Bank at the following address:
Jefferson Food Bank
c/o Mary Justh
P.O. Box 291
Jefferson, MD 21755
The Jefferson Food Bank is currently in most need of regular ground coffee such as Folgers, personal hygiene items, flushable wipes, dish detergent, laundry detergent, and clothing. Please make sure donated food is 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.
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. To find out more about the MVFB click on their logo above to be redirected to their website home page. MVFB relies on generous donations from supporters like you to purchase fresh produce, dairy, and personal care items, as well as pay operating expenses.
Please send your tax deductible donation via check made payable to Middletown Valley Food Bank at the following address:
Evangelical Lutheran Church
107 West Main Street
Middletown, MD 21769
MVFB is currently in most need of the following non-perishable food and personal hygiene items: applesauce, canned fruit, tea bags, coffee, velveeta cheese, parmesan cheese, shampoo, soft soap, deodorant, razors, toilet paper, and cleaning products (dish soap, glass cleaner, disinfecting spray or wipes). 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: 1pm to 3pm and Saturdays: 9am - Noon
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 find out 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. Please send your tax deductible donation via check made 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 peanut butter, shampoo, toothpaste, size 5 & 6 diapers, and fresh fruit. 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.
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 find out more about the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank click HERE to be redirected to their website home page.
Please send your tax deductible donation via check made payable to Greater Urbana Area Food Bank at the following address:
Greater Urbana Area Food Bank
4328 Reels Mill Road
Frederick MD 21704
Mailed donations of gift cards, especially Wawa, Sheetz and Royal Farms for gas and Giant Foods and Walmart are also greatly appreciated.
The Greater Urbana Area Food Bank is currently in most need of: assorted family toiletries, cleaning and disinfecting products, regular and free and clear laundry detergent, and dryer sheets. An appointment is required to drop off donations, contact Jo Ostby at 240 529-4815 to schedule today.