Emergency Food Resources

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimore City is providing a number of food resources:

SNAP Benefits

SNAP Online Purchasing Program

Baltimore City residents receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits may use their benefits to shop online for fresh produce and groceries at the following retailers:

FAQ: Shopping for groceries online with your SNAP Benefits – English, Spanish

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Emergency Allotments

The Maryland Department of Human Services is issuing SNAP emergency allotments and will remain in effect until the federal state of emergency declaration has ended.

Applying for SNAP

You may qualify to receive SNAP Benefits. Residents can apply for SNAP benefits online at mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.us. Residents may also call the DHS Call Center at 1-800-332-6347 (TTY 1-800-735-2258), available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

To determine eligibility, click here.

SNAP Application Assistance

If you need help with your SNAP application you can contact Maryland Hunger Solutions: 866-821-5552; Maryland Food Bank: 888-808-7327; or email [email protected]

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT):

All students enrolled in Baltimore City Public Schools are eligible for the Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Program, as are students who qualify for free and reduced meals at private schools. Between now and July, households will receive a total of $330 in benefits for each school-aged child in your household. P-EBT cards will allow families to purchase food directly from approved grocery stores and other outlets that accept SNAP, EBT, or the Independence Card. To learn more about these benefits for food assistance, visit https://www.baltimorecityschools.org/family-updates

FAQ: Pandemic EBT – English, Spanish

Find Food Resources Near You

This is an interactive map of food resources across the City, including grab & go meals, grocery box distributions, and food pantries. The City will be updating this information frequently, so please check back regularly.

  • To view map resources below, click on the "map ribbon" in blue at bottom, and wait for the latest data to load.
  • To view the full site, visit: bit.ly/38XqBp2.

If you're an organization providing free food services for Baltimore City residents, please complete this survey. Organizations will only be placed on the map if they wish to be, in which case they will be contacted to confirm their information.


Home Delivered Grocery Boxes

Home Delivery Boxes

Flyer available in Spanish


Grocery & Produce Box Distribution


Grocery boxes Sept



Food Resources for Older Adults

LEAN poster

Older Adults

Grab-n-Go Meals for Youth and Families

Baltimore City and its partners are providing free grab-n-go meals for youth and families across the city. To see a list of grab-n-go meals sites for youth and families, click here.

COVID-19 Emergency Food Response

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimore Food Policy Initiative, Department of Planning, has developed an Emergency Food System Strategy. A COVID-19 Emergency Food Planning Team comprised of city agencies and critical nonprofit partners convened to guide the City's food security response. The strategy includes meal distributions, food distributions, increasing federal nutrition benefits, supporting community partners, and building up local food system resilience. The City continues to identify and assess the needs of residents and communities to leverage resources and implement strategies in the ongoing response of COVID-19. 

The response is organized by priority population with the following team leads:

Additional Resources

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