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Food ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

Updated on July 2nd at 9 AM. 

All Residents:




  • Mt. Rainier CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) now has a dedicated help line for residents of Mt. Rainier who need food and other non-medical assistance during the pandemic. The number is 240-696-4433. We can deliver Canned goods, paper products and other necessities to residents who are seniors, disabled, quarantined, or otherwise housebound and for individuals and families who are now unemployed and without funds to provide food or necessities for themselves or their families. We can also run errands, pick up prescriptions, etc and offer other non-medical assistance.

  • The Town of Riverdale Park established a Farmers Market Dollar Program for any town resident who declares “a need for assistance.”  There is no means testing, however, households that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be limited to $15 per week, while households that do not participate in SNAP can receive up to $25 in food assistance per week. The Market Dollar Program gives coupons to residents redeemable at the Riverdale Park Farmers Market. The program is set to expire Dec. 31, 2020.


  • St. Stephen’s Baptist Church, through a partnership with District 8 Council Member, Monique Anderson-Walker, will provide groceries, including produce, to our residents during the pandemic. Every Tuesday, starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – 1:00-3:00 pm, food will be distributed in the parking lot of St. Stephen’s Baptist Church. Stay in your cars, as the food will be brought to you in your car. District 8 is committed to doing all that we can for our residents. Should you have questions, please contact D-8 Constituent Services Director, Carla Cash at 240.435.0317. St. Stephen's Baptist Church is located at 5757 Temple Hill Rd, Camp Springs, MD. 

  • Fountain Community Enrichment will provide food from Capital Area Food Bank on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm; Tues & Thurs are by appointment. They are located at 15853 Commerce Ct. Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. You can make an appointment by calling (301) 335-5038 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




  • Good Food Marketsis open at 2006 Rhode Island Ave NE, 1/2 mile from Mt Rainier, and is distributing free food Thur 10:00 am-2:00 pm, seniors only from 10:00-11:00 am.

  • Employ Prince George's is launching the Prince George’s County COVID-19 Hourly Employee Assistance Fund. The fund is available for hourly workers who earned less than $19 an hour and have been laid off, giving Prince George’s County residents access to an Employ Prince George’s cash card of up to $200. Various retailers, grocers and restaurants in Prince George’s County will be offering discounts for those making purchases with these Employ Prince George’s cash cards. Employ Prince George’s will begin taking applications the week of April 6th at https://www.employpg.org/covid19/

  • PG County Mutual Aid is a grassroots, community-led effort looking to take care of each other and keep Prince George's County as safe as possible during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic.  To sign up to receive assistance, please complete the form here. 

Seniors:

  • Prince George's County Senior Nutrition Program enrollees have been offered home meal delivery during congregate meals site closures. The meals will be delivered through a partnership with the Department of Public Works and Transportation starting Monday (March 16th) morning. The Department of Family Services has arranged for the 7-frozen meal packs to be delivered to a location and those meals will be picked up and delivered to the doors of senior citizens by the Department of Public Works and Transportation personnel. The packs will be delivered to senior’s residences no later than 5:00 PM. Seniors must be present during the delivery window in order to receive meals. Seniors who would like to enroll in this program can contact Health and Human Services Nutrition Program staff at 301-265-8475.

  • Meals on Wheels provides hot meals to seniors. Contact Meals on Wheels of Central MD if you live in the northern part of the County. Residents of the cities of College Park, Greenbelt, Beltsville, Berwyn Heights and Adelphi should contact Meals on Wheels of College Park, MD to enroll. You can reach the Meals on Wheels Program for Takoma Park at (301) 434-1922 and Cheverly at (301) 618-3930.


  • Grocery stores in our County have announced special senior shopping hours to assist our seniors with their shopping needs. Safeway hours are 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Giant hours are 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM daily. Save-A-Lot hours are 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM daily. Whole Foods hours are 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM daily. Costco's hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.


  • Good Food Markets is open at 2006 Rhode Island Ave NE, 1/2 mile from Mt Rainier, and is distributing free food Thur 10:00 am-2:00 pm, seniors only from 10:00-11:00 am.

  • Rotary International has launched a volunteer initiative to assist the elderly and other high-risk individuals in picking up groceries and prescription medication. If you need assistance, call their hotline at 240-781-6586 between 9 AM and 6 PM daily.

Residents with Disabilities & Life-Challenging Illnesses: 

  • Food and Friends provides meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to people living with life-challenging illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, cancer and poorly-controlled diabetes. They serve the entire county. Apply for support here.

  • The MD Department of Human Services, The MD Department of Disabilities, the Salvation Army, 2-1-1 Maryland and other partners are collaborating to supplement existing programs for people with disabilities who may be experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. To connect with these feeding opportunities, constituents should call 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 call specialist will connect the caller to a variety of statewide program options. There are specific feeding opportunities currently available and are intended for people who are unable to access food due to COVID-19 related situations. These people include individuals:
  • who require home-delivered meals or groceries
  • with mobility disabilities
  • with cognitive or developmental disabilities
  • who are blind, deaf-blind or low-vision
  • who are experiencing a lack of transportation options due to COVID-19 conditions
  • with difficulty accessing food distribution locations
  • Programs may provide home-delivered groceries and prepared meals, including food that adheres to medically prescribed diets (low fat /low salt). 

  • Call 2-1-1 to access food programs.
  • People over the age of 60, should call Maryland Access Point, 1-844-627-5465 or www.marylandaccesspoint.info.


Families With Children:

  • Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) provides nutrition assistance to families whose children have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID-19 related school closures. Families will receive money on a new or existing EBT card to help make up for these lost meals. If you qualify, you will receive $5.70 per child for each school day that your child’s school is closed due to the pandemic. This is available to families regardless of immigration status. For more information, view our factsheet here. The P-EBT benefits will be distributed between June 23 and June 30, 2020. These benefits may be used to buy food at any store that accepts SNAP, and to buy groceries online at Amazon, ShopRite, and Walmart.  P-EBT benefits cannot be used to purchase hot or prepared food and/or meals.  For more information on what can be purchased visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/eligible-food-items.For more information about the P-EBT initiative, go to:  https://dhs.maryland.gov/p-ebt/.

  • Greater Baden WIC-Supplemental Food Program: Supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children. A federal assistance program also providing nutrition education and services for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding postpartum women and to infants and children up to the age of five. Contact (301)324-1873 for additional information.

  • Little Miner Taco in Savor Food Hall is providing free kids meals to children during the MD school closures. They are located at 3809 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722.

  • More than Java Bistro is providing free kids meals to children during the MD school closures. They are located at 358 Main St., Laurel MD and can be reached at (301) 490-3200. 

  • M-NCPPC, Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, and Capital Area Food Bank partners are providing free lunch meals for youth (18 & under) to close the hunger gap and to assist adults with the economic gap of paying for lunch meals. Meals are provided at the Glenarden Community Center, Marlow Heights Community Center, and Oakcrest Community Center Monday through Friday, between 12 and 2 PM. Please see the flyer here

  • Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will end the current two-day meal distribution program Wednesday, June 17. Following a one-week break to complete year-end activities, PGCPS will operate the annual Summer Food Service Program from Monday, June 29 through Thursday, August 13.“Grab and go” breakfast and lunch meals will be available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at 87 school sites and 12 apartment complexes. To bridge the gap in meal service, PGCPS families can access seven community sites from Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26. The sites will offer lunch and a snack from 12-2 p.m. More information is available here

Apartments - Breakfast & Lunch (June 29-August 13, M-Th 10 a.m.-12 p.m.)
  • Auburn Manor
  • Carriage Hill
  • City Gate-Overland Garden
  • Kent Village
  • Langley Garden
  • Langley Terrace
  • Oxon Hill Village
  • Pen Mar
  • Queens Manor
  • University City
  • University Gardens
  • Woodland Springs

Community Sites | Lunch & Snack (June 22-26, M-F 12-2 p.m. for PGCPS families)
  • Bladensburg Community Ctr. (Bladensburg)
  • Deerfield Run Community Ctr. (Laurel)
  • Glassmanor Community Ctr. (Oxon Hill
  • )Glenarden Woods Community Ctr. (Glenarden)
  • Marlow Heights Community Ctr. (Temple Hills)
  • Oakcrest Community Ctr. (Capitol Heights)
  • St. Francis Church (Langley Park)

PGCPS School Sites - Breakfast & Lunch (June 29-August 13, M-Th 10 a.m.-12 p.m.)

  • Accokeek Academy -- 14400 Berry Rd, Accokeek
  • Adelphi ES -- 8820 Riggs Road, Adelphi
  • Allenwood ES -- 6300 Harley Lane, Temple Hills
  • Apple Grove ES -- 7400 Bellefield Avenue, Fort Washington
  • Ardmore ES -- 9301 Ardwick-Ardmore Road, Springdale
  • Berwyn Heights ES -- 6200 Pontiac Street, Berwyn Heights
  • Beacon Heights ES -- 6929 Furman Parkway, Riverdale
  • Benjamin Foulois CPA -- 4601 Beauford Rd, Morningside
  • Benjamin Tasker Middle School — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 4901 Collington Road, Bowie
  • Bradbury Heights Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 1401 Glacier Avenue, Capitol Heights
  • Buck Lodge Middle School — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 2611 Buck Lodge Road, Adelphi
  • Capitol Heights ES -- 601 Suffolk Avenue, Capitol Heights
  • Carmody Hills Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 401 Jadeleaf Ave., Capitol Heights
  • Carole Highlands ES -- 1610 Hannon Street, Tacoma Park
  • Cesar Chavez ES -- 6609 Riggs Road, Hyattsville
  • Clinton Grove Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 9420 Temple Hill Road, Clinton
  • Concord ES -- 2004 Concord Lane, District Heights
  • Cooper Lane ES -- 3817 Cooper Lane, Landover Hills
  • Cora Rice ES -- 950 Nalley Road, Landover Hills
  • District Heights Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 2200 County Road, District Heights
  • Dodge Park ES -- 3401 Hubbard Road, Landover Hills
  • Doswell E. Brooks ES -- 1301 Brooke Road, Capitol Heights
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 13725 Briarwood Drive, Laurel
  • Edward M. Felegy ES -- 6110 Editors Park Drive, Hyattsville
  • Ernest Everett Just MS -- 1300 Campus Way N, Mitchellville
  • Fairmont Heights HS -- 6501 Columbia Park Rd, Landover Hills
  • Flintstone ES -- 800 Comanche Drive, Oxon Hill
  • Fort Washington Forest ES -- 1300 Fillmore Road, Fort Washington
  • Gaywood ES -- 6701 97th Avenue, Seabrook
  • Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 3324 64th Avenue, Cheverly
  • Glenn Dale ES -- 6700 Glenn Dale Road, Glenn Dale
  • Greenbelt ES -- 66 Ridge Road, Greenbelt
  • Gwynn Park MS -- 8000 Dyson Rd, Brandywine
  • High Bridge ES -- 7011 Highbridge Rd, Bowie
  • High Point HS -- 3601 Powder Mill Rd #3502, Beltsville
  • Hillcrest Heights Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 4305 22nd Place, Temple Hills
  • Hollywood Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 9811 49th Ave., College Park
  • Hyattsville MS -- 6001 42nd Ave #1522, Hyattsville
  • James Harrison ES -- 13200 Larchdale Road, Laurel
  • James McHenry Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 8909 McHenry Lane, Lanham
  • John Bayne Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 7010 Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights
  • Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 3000 Church St., Glenarden
  • Kenmoor Middle School — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 2500 Kenmoor Drive, Landover
  • Kettering Middle School — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 65 Herrington Drive, Upper Marlboro
  • Lamont ES -- 7101 Good Luck Road, New Carrollton
  • Langley Park-McCormick Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 8201 15th Ave., Hyattsville
  • Laurel Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 516 Montgomery St., Laurel
  • Lewisdale Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 2400 Banning Place, Hyattsville
  • Magnolia ES -- 8400 Nightingale Dr,, Lenham
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 4545 Ammendale Road, Beltsville
  • Mary Harris “Mother” Jones ES -- 2405 Tecumseh Street, Adelphi
  • Mattaponi ES -- 11701 Duley Station Road, Upper Marlboro
  • Melwood ES -- 7100 Woodyard Road, Upper Marlboro
  • North Forestville ES -- 2311 Ritchie Road, Forestville
  • Overlook ES -- 3298 Curtis Dr #1258, Temple Hills
  • Oxon Hill Middle School — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 9570 Fort Foote Road, Fort Washington
  • Paint Branch ES -- 5101 Pierce Avenue, College Park
  • Panorama ES -- 2002 Callaway Street, Temple Hills
  • Patuxent ES -- 4410 Bishopmill Dr #3411, Upper Marlboro
  • Pointer Ridge ES -- 8615 McLain Ave, Glenarden
  • Port Towns Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 4351 58th Ave., Bladensburg
  • Potomac Landing ES -- 12500 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington
  • Ridgecrest Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 6120 Riggs Road, Hyattsville
  • Riverdale Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 5006 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park
  • Robert Frost Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 6419 85th Ave., New Carrollton
  • Robert R. Gray ES -- 4949 Addison Road, Capitol Heights
  • Rosa L. Parks ES -- 6111 Ager Road, Hyattsville
  • Rosaryville ES -- 9925 Rosaryville Road, Upper Marlboro
  • Rose Valley ES -- 9800 Jacqueline Drive, Fort Washington
  • Samuel Chase Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 5700 Fisher Road, Temple Hills
  • Samuel P. Massie Academy -- 3301 Regency Pkwy, Forestville
  • Scotchtown Hills ES -- 15950 Dorset Road, Laurel
  • Seabrook ES -- 6001 Seabrook Road, Seabrook
  • Seat Pleasant ES -- 6411 G Street, Capitol Heights
  • Springhill Lake Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 6060 Springhill Drive, Greenbelt
  • Stephen Decatur Middle School — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 8200 Pinewood Drive, Clinton
  • Suitland Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 4650 Towne Park Rd. , Suitland
  • Templeton Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 6001 Carters Lane, Riverdale Park
  • Thomas S. Stone Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 4500 34th Street, Mount Rainier
  • Thurgood Marshall Middle School — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 4909 Brinkley Road, Temple Hills
  • Turning Point Academy -- 4815 Dalton St, Camp Springs
  • Vansville ES -- 6813 Ammendale Road, Beltsville
  • Walker Mill Middle School — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 800 Karen Blvd., Capitol Heights
  • William Beanes ES -- 5108 Dianna Drive, Suitland
  • William Paca Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 7801 Sheriff Road, Landover
  • William Wirt Middle School — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 6200 Tuckerman St., Riverdale Park
  • Woodridge Elementary — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) -- 5001 Flintridge Drive, Hyattsville

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