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In these difficult economic times, many families may be eligible for programs of which they are not aware.


Help is available within Anne Arundel County through the following public, non-profit church and community agencies.


First Call for Help- 1-410-685-0525 or 211 - This 24 hour service provides information on health and human services in the community.  Available in 150 languages.


National Free and Reduced Lunch Program- available through every school for income eligible families. Call your school to get the application sent home. (income guidelines on application.)


Department of Social Services- offers Food Stamps, Medical Assistance, Temporary Cash Assistance and Childcare Subsidy Program for families at poverty level. Generic applications available at  It is necessary to apply in person. Arrive 8am if possible. Bring all forms of identification including Social Security cards, proof of residency, medical bills, etc.


            80 West Street Annapolis, MD 410-269-4500

7500 Ritchie Hwy. Glen Burnie, MD 410-421-8500


Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) - offers full health benefits to children of working families without access to health coverage. (Also available to families in somewhat higher income ranges for a premium payment. For example, a four person family with no coverage can make up to $63k per year.) School nurses have applications or call Anne Arundel Health Department 410-222-4792  or


REACH- Anne Arundel County Health Department 410-222-4531

Low cost health care services for uninsured adults with low income

(not an insurance policy).




Annapolis Outreach CenterHealth clinic for uninsured or underinsured low income families. Call clinic for sliding scale information. Only for Annapolis residents.

92 West Washington Street Annapolis, MD 21409  443-481-3599 


People’s Community Health Centers (PCHC)


PCHC Brooklyn Park Center  

5517 Ritchie Hwy. Brooklyn, MD 21225  410-467-6040


PCHC Pioneer Drive Center 

8341 Pioneer Drive Severn, MD 21144  410-519-5458 help with the cost of medicine for families who cannot afford them.


Medbank of Maryland, Inc. 410-821-9262




BGE- If you have a turn-off notice, contact BGE’s Collection office at 410-685-2200 by the expiration date to arrange for a “personal extension”.


Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) 1-800-352-1446

This federally funded program assists customers with their winter heating charges. 


Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency

251 West Street  Annapolis, MD 21401  410-626-1908

This is AA County’s local MEAP office.  It is best to apply in person. Bring turn-off notice, utility bills.  Request a “payment plan” that you can commit to each month. 


Weatherization Assistance Program

Anne Arundel County 410-879-2283




NCEON- North County Emergency Outreach Network- helps with food, evictions, fuel, paying for medicines. Only helps those living in Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Millersville or Severn. Call for details: 410-766-1826.


SPAN- Severna Park Assistance Network 

400 Benfield Road Severna Park, MD.

Food pantry-Monday-Friday 10-2pm, Monday 5-7pm.

410-647-0889 (only AA County residents)


South County Assistance Network- Only So. County residents.

St. James’ Parish 5757 Solomon’s Island Road  Lothian, MD

Thursdays and Saturdays 9am-Noon.  410-867-2838


Salvation Army- 511 S. Crain Highway Glen Burnie, MD.

Food pantry, soup kitchen (Monday-Friday 8am-4pm), BGE, evictions.  410-768-0477


Heritage Church of God- 8146 Quarterfield Road  Severn, MD.

Food pantry-Friday 10am-Noon  410-551-8500


United Methodist Community Church- 200 School Lane Linthicum Heights, MD. Will only help families with children, Will help with $30.00 towards BGE or eviction. CALL BEFORE VISITING  Monday-Friday 10-Noon. 410-859-1123


Harundale Presbyterian Church- 1020 Eastway Glen Burnie, MD. Soup kitchen, pantry (Tuesday 12:30-1:30pm). Picture id required. 410-766-4338


Seventh Day Adventist Community Services- 510 Aquahart Road Glen Burnie, MD. Photo id and proof of residency. Pantry, soup kitchen (Tuesday 10-1pm), clothing. 410-760-9172


Rock Steward Ministry- 7566 E. Howard Street Glen Burnie, MD - requires proof of federal or state assistance received. Pantry (every Tuesday 11-2pm). 410-760-9172


Praise Center Full Gospel  2622 Annapolis Road Severn, MD.

Non-perishable food distribution Saturday 10-2pm.  410-551-8771


St. Vincent DePaul Society  689 Ritchie Hwy. Severna Park, MD  

Food pantry Tuesday/Thursday 10am, 12noon, 2-4pm, Friday 10-12noon.  410-647-4884


Lutheran Mission Society- - Food pantry. 230 West Street Annapolis, MD Monday-Friday 9-4:30pm, Saturday 9-2pm.  410-269-5016.  Offers food assistance Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.  Interviews are conducted prior to assistance.


Wilson Memorial UMC- Route 3 North Gambrills, MD  Food pantry Mondays 9am-1pm 410-721-1482


First Baptist Church of Eastport- 208 Chesapeake Avenue Annapolis, MD   REFERRAL FROM DSS NEEDED 



SHARE- Self Help and Resource Exchange- provides quality food packages monthly to families at a reduced cost. $19.00 + 2 hours of volunteer service gets families a SHARE package of fresh vegetables, fruits, staple items and frozen meats worth up to $45.00.  www,  

The Church at Severn Run offers a food pantry for families living in the Severn area.  Distribution is on a first come, first served basis.  Fresh produce, bread, desserts, non-perishable items, meat products available.  Food Pantry is open every Friday from 5pm-6pm at Van Bokkelen Elementary School located at  1140 Reece Road  Severn, MD  21144. 


updated July, 2010