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The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, Nutrition Program Shop'N Eat (Subsidizing Healthy-food Options Plus Nutrition Education and Training) is a quarterly program that provides seniors an opportunity to purchase subsidized grocery cash cards and learn about various nutrition education topics to develop healthy eating habits. Each quarter the store selection will change. The program operates March, June, September and December months. 

Who is eligible?

Seniors who live in Anne Arundel County and are at least 60 years of age can purchase a Shop ‘n Eat Cash Card for use at any participating grocery store. Program is limited to one person per household. 

Participants must show proof of Anne Arundel county residency, and participate in the nutrition education every quarter to be eligible. Participants may pay by cash, check or money order only. 

Related Information

Program Requirements

  • Anne Arundel County resident
  • 60 years or older
  • Must have valid state ID
  • Registration is MANDATORY!
  • Participate in the nutrition education each quarter
  • Pay by check, cash or money order
  • Late arrivals (15 minutes or more) will result in ineligibility to participate that day
  • Expect to be at distribution for up to 2 hrs this includes the nutrition education and the distribution time
  • If you are a “no show, no call” for your registered quarter you will be ineligible to participate in the next quarter 
  • Each quarter is separate from one another and requires registration every quarter

Registration Process

Registration will begin Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 beginning at 8:00 a.m. thru Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 closing at 4:00 p.m. You may either call (410) 222-0282 or email to reserve your spot. Please include the following: Full name, address, DOB, location of interest and phone number. If you are emailing please use your last name as the subject line. One call or email per person. Spots are limited to 50 per each senior center location. Please allow 5 (five) business days for a confirmation call or email. 

Distribution Days

Shop 'N Eat Distribution Days

Shop 'N Eat Days Flyer

Anyone needing accommodations must contact LaTanya Clark at (410) 222-0144, or by email at at least seven days in advance of the event.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1. Materials are available in an alternative format upon request.



Nicole Becerra
(410) 222-0282