Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Meals for Children
Anne Arundel County Public Schools Division of Food and Nutrition Services is providing free breakfast, lunch, and dinner to children, ages 2 - 18, in a single daily pickup during the school shutdown at 60 sites across the county. There are no income or registration requirements.
As of June 8, 2020, parents and guardians may pick up meals without their children present. To do so, parents or guardians must call the Division of Food and Nutrition Services at 410-222-5900 in advance and provide their name, the names and ages of their children for whom they will pick up meals, and the meal site location. Once approved, names will be placed on a roster maintained at the pickup location.
View more information at our meal pickup website.
Find the participating Schools and Mobile Sites that are near your address using this interactive mapping tool.
Anne Arundel County Department of Aging & Disabilities
Senior Nutrition Lunch Service
The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will reinstate the Senior Nutrition lunch service beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Clients of the Senior Nutrition Program typically enjoy a hot lunch at the senior activity centers Monday through Friday. Since the centers closed on Thursday, March 12, 2020, the department has ensured that all clients that needed a meal received one.
Seven meals per each Senior Nutrition Program client will be distributed at the following senior activity centers. Please contact your local senior center for pickup time.
Find the Senior Center that is near your address using this interactive mapping tool.
Annapolis Senior Activity Center119 S. Villa Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
Arnold Senior Activity Center44 Church Road, Arnold, MD 21012
Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center202 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore, MD 21225
O'Malley Senior Activity Center1275 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD 21113
Pasadena Senior Activity Center4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
Pascal Senior Activity Center125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
South County Senior Activity Center27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, MD 21037
Clients are asked to stay in their vehicles and staff will safely transfer the box of meals into their consistent with COVID-19 guidelines. For clients who are unable to pick up their meals, or for anyone interested in registering for the program, contact (410) 222-0256. Program participants must be 60 years of age or older and you must show your government-issued ID. Meals must be reserved in advance.
For accommodations, please contact us at (410) 222-0256. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay. Alternative formats are available upon request.
Fresh Food Fridays
The Department of Aging & Disabilities and the Anne Arundel County Foodbank are providing fresh produce boxes on Fridays to anyone 60+ years old and anyone 18+ years old with a disability. For more information visit our Department of Aging & Disabilities website.
Find pantries, soup kitchens, and clothing banks that are near your address using this interactive mapping tool.
Anne Arundel County Food Bank
Maryland Food Bank
As essential second responders, the Maryland Food Bank is working diligently to continue core operations amidst this public health crisis. For 40 years, we’ve served as the hub of the food assistance safety net, and we will continue to be here for our neighbors in need, especially during times of uncertainty.
With the closure of schools and businesses, as well as social distancing, an increasing number of Marylanders are at risk of losing income and will look to our partners for help, putting a further strain on the safety net.
UM BWMC, Hungry Harvest, & Caring Cupboard
Free Produce Boxes for Students and their families
Saturdays at various locations in AACo.
Free produce boxes and other items for students ages 0-18 and their families while school is out. There are no income or registration requirements. Produce boxes are one per family while supplies last. For more information, please email [email protected]
Boxes include 12-16 pounds of fruits and vegetables.
Maryland Department of Human Services
The Food Supplement Program, also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, helps low income people buy the food they need for good health. You may be able to receive a food supplement if you:
- Work for low wages
- Are unemployed or work part-time
- Receive public assistance payments
- Are elderly or disabled and live on a small income
- Are homeless
Useful Guides to help shop for groceries online using your SNAP benefits
You may be eligible to apply for financial assistance to purchase food for your household through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). See current income guidelines.
Anne Arundel County Grocery Shopper Shuttle
* This is a temporary service available throughout the duration of the COVID-19 events.
The Office of Transportation offers a shuttle service to Anne Arundel residents who need assistance to access supermarkets for food purchases.