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Food assistance RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AND RESIDENTS 

Updated May 12th at 10:15 am

Members and partners of the Prince George's County Food Equity Council have compiled resources to help local families who are impacted by the school and government closures related to COVID-19. Please stay well and feel free to reach out to us if you need help finding food resources for yourself, your family, or your community. We will continue to post breaking news and updates through our social media accounts. Please follow us at @pgcfec on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

You can view our additional information about our COVID-19 response on our blog post, HERE.

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SNAP Assistance:

Call Maryland Hunger Solutions at 866-821-5552 for assistance and questions related to SNAP applications. They can assist with completing and submitting SNAP applications over the phone, submit any changes to your active SNAP case, answer questions about your benefits, and direct you to additional food resources.




Food Assistance:



ALL RESIDENTS:

PGCPS Grab Go Meals 2 1

SNAP Match 800

  • 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 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.

 

  • Beginning April 9th and continuing for 10 weeks, Pizzeria Paradiso and Art Works Now will distribute 1,000 pizzas per week accompanied by 1,000 MANDALA coloring sheets to communities in need. They are targeting the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District and the communities that are served by Pizzeria Paradiso Hyattsville and Art Works Now. The pizza and art activity will be distributed FREE.  Pizza Paradiso is located at 4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781. On this Thursday, May 14th, they will distribute 500 Pizzas and Mandalas at the Art Works Now and Pizzeria Paradiso building at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue. FROM 11:30am TO 5:00pm THEY WILL BE SERVING STRAIGHT THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

  • 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 www.employpg.org.

  • PGC - Community Food Programs. Updated Information on open operations for the Week Beginning 5-8-20

Event Type

Organization Host

Date & Time

Location & Contact

Notes

Pantry - HUB

Shabach Empowerment Center

TWT 9a – 12p

403 Brightseat Rd. Landover 20785

Call ahead for Appt

301-240-532-7003

Grocery Bag Giveaway

Shabach Empowerment Center

Next Event

TBD

Suitland High Sch.

5200 Silver Hill Rd

Forestville 20747

Drive up Only

One bag per car

Pop Up Market

Victory Christian Ministries

Weds  3:00 pm

3911 St. Barnabus Rd. Suitland 20748

IDs are not asked for – no one turned away

Pantry

Community Support Systems; Faith United Meth

Fridays 10:30a – noon

15769 Livingston Rd. Accokeek 20608

Stay in your car

Pantry

Community Support Systems; St. Paul’s Episcopal 

Fridays 9:30a – 11a

13500 Baden-Westwood Rd. Brandywine 20608

Stay in your car

Food Distribution

SEED

Weds noon – 3p

5819 E. Pine Dr. Riverdale 20737

 

Pantry - HUB

Galilee CDC 

T & T 

noon – 2:30p

2101 Shadyside Ave. Suitland 20746

For Appt, call

240-312-2850

Pantry

UCAP

TWT 10a – 1p

1400 Doewood La. Capitol Hgts 20743

By Appt.

301-322-5700 ext 101

Pantry

LARS

MWF 9a – 2p

M 5p – 7:30 p

311 Laurel Ave. Laurel 20707

By Appt.

301-776-0442

Emergency Pantry

DSS

T & T 9a – 11a 

425 Brightseat Rd. Landover 20785

For worker refer- ral emergencies

301-909-6041

Pantry.  Cleaning & toiletry pro-  ducts coming 

Community Outreach & Dev-

elopement

M-F 9a – 5p

4715 Marlboro Pike Capitol Hgts 20743

Curbside

301-735-0121SNAP application

assistance

provided.

English/limited

Spanish speaking

Capabilities

Food Distribution

Iconium Baptist

M & W 11a

6074 Old Central Ave Capital Hgts 20743

 

Pantry

Bowie Interfaith

MWF 9a – noon

2nd & 4th Tues 

6 – 7p

2614 Kenhill Dr. # 134 Bowie 20715

 

Pantry

Life In Victory

By Appt

5600 Marlboro Pike District Hgts 20747

By Appt. 

301-752-8672

Bag Distribution

Metropolitan SDA

Every other Wed

9:30a – 1:00p

(5-20-20 next)

6307 Riggs Rd. Hyattsville 20783

Call 1st

301-853-3325

Stay in your car

Pantry

El Hope Ministry

By Appt

11509 Glissdale Dr. Clinton 20735

By Appt:

301-292-3120

Pantry

Ft. Washington Food Pantry

Sat.s 9:30 – 10:30a

9801 Linvngston Rd. Ft. Washing- ton 20744

 

Pantry

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

W & Sat 1p – 2:30p

2020 St. Joseph Dr. Largo 

By Appt:

301-773-0120

Pantry

Help By Phone

M-Th 9a – 5p

F 9a – noon

Network of 8 pantries through- out County 

By Appt:

301-699-9009

Pantry

Behold I Come Quickly

Every Thurs & Sat

2-5 pm By Appt

Se habla espanol

&on parle francais

6907 Old Alexandria Ferry Rd. Clinton 20735

Every Thurs & Sat

2-5 pm By Appt

Text or call req to

240-552-3259

Pantry

Breath of Life SDA

By Appt

11310 Ft. Wash- ington Rd. Ft. Washington 20744

By Appt:

301-292-2100

Pantry

St. Hughs Catholic Church

By Appt

135 Crescent Rd Greenbelt 20770

By Appt:

301-474-4322

Pantry

Mission of Love Charities

M-Th 8:30a – 4:30p  

F 8:30a – noon

6180 Old Central Ave. Capital Hgts 20743

Call 1st

301-333-4440

Pantry

Oxon Hill Church of Christ

2nd & 4th Tues.

Noon – 3p

4201 Brinkley Rd. Temple Hills 20748

 

Grocery Bag Giveaway

Reid Temple AME

Next Event

TBD

11400 Glenn Dale Blvd. Glenn Dale 20769

 

Grocery Bag Giveaway

Salvation Army

Next Event 

TBD

4825 Edmonston Rd. Hyattsville 20781

Present a docu- ment with address & name

Grocery Bag Giveaway – HUB

St. Stephens Baptist Church

Tuesdays 11a – 3p

5757 Temple Hills Rd. Camp Springs 20748

Council Member Monique Anderson-Walker

Community Food Drive

Our Savior’s Luth-eran Church

Every Saturday Apr 11 – May 23

10a – noon

4915 St. Barnabas Rd. Temple Hills 20748

Supports St. Stephen’s Tues Distribution

Grocery Giveaway

Community of Hope AME Church

1st Wed/mo. 6 – 8p; 3rd Sat/mo. 10a – noon

3701 Branch Ave Hillcrest Hgts 20748

The Shops at Iverson

Pantry – HUB

Fountain Community 

Enrichment

Fridays  11a – 2p

15853 Commerce Ct. Upper Marlboro 20772

Bring ID; proof of County residence

Grocery Bag Giveaway

St. Mark AME Church

1st & 3rd Sat/mo. 10 – 11:30a

5427 Indian Head Hwy. Oxon Hill 20745

Remain in your car upon arrival

Food Donations

St. Mark AME Church

1st & 3rd Sat/mo.

Noon – 2p

5427 Indian Head Hwy. Oxon Hill 20745

Only non-perish- able items accepted

Grocery Giveaway

River Jordan Project

By Appt., on emergency basis

301-873-8704,

410-873-8704

Also serves senior apartments in Ft. Washington  

Farmers Market

Crossroads Farmers Market

Opening as scheduled Wed 

4-15-20

Anne St & University Blvd. Takoma Park

Offers matching SNAP & eWIC benefits

Grocery Bag Giveaway

Reid Temple AME

Next Event

TBD

11400 Glenn Dale Blvd.  Glenndale

20769

 

Grocery Bag Giveaway

Ebenezer AME Church

TBD 

7707 Allentown Rd. Ft. Washing- ton 20744

 

Grocery Bag Giveaway

Mount Ennon Baptist Church

TBD

9832 Piscataway Rd. Clinton 20735

 

Grocery Bag Giveaway

St. Paul United Methodist Church

TBD

6634 St. Barnabas Rd. Oxon Hill 20745

We do not ask for IDs

Meals Giveaway

World Central Kitchen

Daily - Pilot Program

350 Meals a day  Beltsville SDA

Council Member Dernoga’s Office

Meals Giveaway

World Central Kitchen & Sardi’s

Daily – Pilot Program

500 Meals a Day in Mt. Rainier

 

Meals Giveaway

World Central Kitchen & Maple Springs Baptist Ch

500 Meals

Next Event

TBD

4131 Belt Rd. Capitol Hgts 20718

With Council Member Rodney C. Streeter

Meals Giveaway

World Central Kitchen & Nats Stadium

TBD

Delievered Meals in County

 

Meals Giveaway

World Central Kitchen & The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square

May 11 & 13th

1:30p

5300 Crain Hwy.

Upper Marlboro 20772

 

Mother’s Day Food Giveaway

Inner Beltway Towns & Cities

Sat. May 9th

10a

5800 MLK Jr. Hwy Seat Pleasant 20743

With Council Member Calvin Hawkins

Bag lunches for pick up

P G Plaza Day Center

T & T   2 – 4p

6800 Adelphi Rd. Hyattsville 20783

Homeless drop in center

Gift Cards to Participants

Community Place Café

Cards mailed to participants

6201 Belcrest Rd. Hyattsville 20782

Homeless drop in center

Pantry

Each One, Bless One @ Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist

By Appt.

4444 Branch Ave. Temple Hills  20744

For Appt, call 

301-702-0100

Food Distribution

College Park Community Food Bank

Sat. May 2nd, 16th & June 6th 10-11a

9704 Rhode Island Ave College Park 20740

Church of the Nazarene

Meals from Local Businesses Sent to Families in Need

Central Kenil- worth Ave Revital- 

Ization

Greaterriverdale cares/gofundme

Meals distributed to families in the zip code 20737

Council Member Danielle Glaros

Food Distribution & Hot Meal

Catholic Charities Mona Center

Next Event

TBD

5859 Allentown Way Camp Springs 

Drive Thru Only

Pantry

Cornerstone Peaceful
Bible Church

Opening in May

9010 Frank Tippett Rd. Upper Marlboro 20772

Contact Janaclese Woods

301-868-8363

Pantry

Fish of Laurel

By Appt.  Th & Sat 10:15a – noon

308 Gorman Ave., Laurel 20707

For Appt., call

240-547-9013

Soup Kitchen

Fish of Laurel

Daily 6 – 7:30p

308 Gorman Ave. Laurel 20707

 

Grab N’ Go Grocery Giveaway

Town of Bladensburg

May 1st   1-3p

Next Event 

TBD

4220 Edmonston Rd Bladensburg 20710

Registration is Required

Drop In Lunch Support Group

MPB Group Inc call 301-317-1400 if interested

May 12th June 11th

Tues & Thurs

1-3 p

14205 Park Center Dr. St 201

Laurel 20707

For Front Line Workers at Laurel Medical Centers

Grab N’ Go Lunches for Kids & Parent Meals Giveaway

Oakcrest Community Ctr in Partnership with World Central Kitchen

Mon – Fri 

12 noon – 2p

1300 Capitol Hgts Blvd. Capitol Hgts 

Md. 20747

301-699-2255


CAFB has a website for COVID-19 updates:  https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/covid19response/. They’ve identified several partners to serve as Community Hubs to help distribute food and the four Community Hubs identified in the County, are: St. Stephen Baptist Church; Fountain Community Enrichment; Shabach Empowerment Center; & Galilee CDC.  See the above chart for the details of their distributions.


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 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 9am and 6pm daily.




RESIDENTS WITH 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.



FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN:

 

  • 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.

  • Starting Wednesday, May 6, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) students can pick up supper as part of their “grab and go” meals and more distribution sites are on the way. Breakfast and lunch will continue to be served twice a week; the snack will be discontinued and replaced with supper. Students can get meals for two days on Mondays and three days on Wednesdays. Parents may pick up meals for students who are unable to come to the site by showing a student ID or report card. Meals are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parents and guardians are not required to accompany students nor are students required to show ID. View meal storage and heating instructions.

  • The full list of sites is below:
  • Andrew Jackson Academy, 3500 Regency Parkway, Forestville
  • Benjamin Tasker Middle School, 4901 Collington Road, Bowie
  • Bradbury Heights Elementary, 1401 Glacier Avenue, Capitol Heights
  • Brandywine Elementary, 14101 Brandywine Road, Brandywine
  • Buck Lodge Middle School, 2611 Buck Lodge Road, Adelphi
  • Calverton Elementary, 3400 Beltsville Road, Beltsville
  • Carmody Hills Elementary, 401 Jadeleaf Ave., Capitol Heights
  • Carrollton Elementary, 8300 Quintana Street, New Carrollton
  • Clinton Grove Elementary, 9420 Temple Hill Road, Clinton
  • District Heights Elementary, 2200 County Road, District Heights
  • Drew-Freeman Middle School, 2600 Brooks Drive, Suitland
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, 13725 Briarwood Drive, Laurel
  • Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary, 3324 64th Avenue, Cheverly
  • Glassmanor Elementary, 1011 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill
  • Hillcrest Heights Elementary, 4305 22nd Place, Temple Hills
  • Hollywood Elementary, 9811 49th Ave., College Park
  • James McHenry Elementary, 8909 McHenry Lane, Lanham
  • John Bayne Elementary, 7010 Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights
  • Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary, 3000 Church St., Glenarden
  • Kenmoor Middle School, 2500 Kenmoor Drive, Landover
  • Kettering Middle School, 65 Herrington Drive, Upper Marlboro
  • Langley Park-McCormick Elementary, 8201 15th Ave., Hyattsville
  • Laurel Elementary, 516 Montgomery St., Laurel
  • Lewisdale Elementary, 2400 Banning Place, Hyattsville
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 4545 Ammendale Road, Beltsville
  • Nicholas Orem Middle School, 6100 Editors Park Drive, Hyattsville
  • Oxon Hill Middle School, 9570 Fort Foote Road, Fort Washington
  • Port Towns Elementary, 4351 58th Ave., Bladensburg
  • Ridgecrest Elementary, 6120 Riggs Road, Hyattsville
  • Riverdale Elementary, 5006 Riverdale Road, Riverdale
  • Robert Frost Elementary, 6419 85th Ave., New Carrollton
  • Samuel Chase Elementary, 5700 Fisher Road, Temple Hills
  • Springhill Lake Elementary, 6060 Springhill Drive, Greenbelt
  • Stephen Decatur Middle School, 8200 Pinewood Drive, Clinton
  • Suitland Elementary, 4650 Towne Park Road, Suitland
  • Templeton Elementary, 6001 Carters Lane, Riverdale
  • Thomas S. Stone Elementary, 4500 34th Street, Mount Rainier
  • Thurgood Marshall Middle School, 4909 Brinkley Road, Temple Hills
  • Waldon Woods Elementary, 10301 Thrift Road, Clinton
  • Walker Mill Middle School, 800 Karen Blvd., Capitol Heights
  • William Paca Elementary, 7801 Sheriff Road, Landover
  • William Wirt Middle School, 6200 Tuckerman St., Riverdale Park
  • Woodridge Elementary, 5001 Flintridge Drive, Hyattsville



  • 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

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Resources For Residents Interested in Assisting: 

  • Volunteer:
    • The Mount Rainier Community Emergency Response Team is organizing a community emergency food drive to prepare for eventual delivery to individuals under quarantine for the novel coronavirus. According to Mount Rainier CERT President Jack Priestly. Mount Rainier Residents can also donate by leaving food on their porch and calling 301-655-5274 to arrange a pick-up. Read more here.
    • If you’re healthy and in a low-risk demographic, volunteer to help distribute food. Many food pantry volunteers in our county are seniors, they will likely need to step back from their duties. You can view a list of food pantries in your area through this search tool from Capital Area Food Bank.
    • Greenbelt Mutual Aid group formed to provide a directory and forum for neighbors to ask for and offer help. 

 

  • Donate:food and money to local food pantries and hunger relief agencies. Donations, both food and financial, will likely decline due to reduced profit margins of businesses. Meals on Wheels of Central MD and College Park, Food and Friends, and Capital Area Food Bank are fantastic, efficient, and responsive local organizations that need support.

 

 

 



Resources For Growers, Farmers Markets, and Food Businesses: 


COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR FARMERS MARKETS

 

SUPPORT FOR SMALL FOOD BUSINESSES & RESTAURANTS 

 

SUPPORT FOR FARMERS & PRODUCERS


 
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