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Notice Regarding the Coronavirus

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Shop N' Eat program is on hold until further notice.

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. 

Each quarter, the Shop 'N Eat Program will distribute grocery cards from one store.  This quarter the store will be Safeway.  You may use any Safeway grocery store in the county.

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 at least 2 hrs. This includes nutrition education and the distribution of cash cards.
  • 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 for the 2020 March Shop 'N Eat program will be between January 30th and 31st, between the hours of 8:00 am-4:00 pm each day. To register, please leave a voicemail at (410) 222-0282 or email us at [email protected].
Please provide the following details when registering: full name, address, birth date, phone number, and 2 senior center choices (dates and times for each location can be found below).  Any missing information may delay your registration being processed. 

Nutrition Classes

Nutrition Education Location Date Time
Annapolis Senior Activity Center Wednesday, March 18th 9:30am to 11:30am
Arnold Senior Activity Center Thursday, March 19th 9:30am to 11:30am
Brooklyn Park Senior Center  Thursday, March 12th 9:30am to 11:30am
O'Malley Senior Activity Center Thursday, March 24th 9:30am to 11:30am
Pasadena Senior Activity Center Wednesday, March 11th 9:30am to 11:30am
Pascal Senior Activity Center Tuesday, March 3rd 9:30am to 11:30am
South County Senior Activity Center Thursday, March 26th   9:30am to 11:30am

Anyone needing accommodations must contact Hadassah Onimiya at (410) 222-0282, or by email at [email protected] 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.



Hadassah Onimiya
(410) 222-0282