Emergency Food Resources

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

Additional Resources

Find Food Resources Near You

Please visit CHARMcare by clicking the icon below to access a map and to find city food resources near you:


SNAP Benefits

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 here. 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 them by clicking here.  

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT):

If you received a P-EBT card already, don’t throw it away, in case additional P-EBT benefits are approved. The Maryland Department of Human Services and the State Department of Education are working collaboratively to obtain additional information about the extension from the federal government for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.  All enrolled students in Baltimore City Public Schools as of September 30, 2021, are eligible for P-EBT due to districtwide participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  To learn more about these benefits for food assistance here.

FAQ: Pandemic EBT – English, Spanish

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

Home Delivered Grocery Boxes

Grocery Box Flyer

Flyer Available in Other Languages


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 meal sites for youth and families, click here.

To see a list of school meal sites, click here

COVID-19 Emergency Food Response

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 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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