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Asparagus at MarketNeed food for your family? 211 Maryland can help. 

Free food near me

There are a number of free food options in Baltimore, detailed below.

If you live in another part of Maryland and need free food near you:

1. Call 211. You'll be connected to food resources near you.
2. Search our database. You can try one of our quick searches or search the full database.
3. Find COVID-19 specific food programs in your countyThere are many new food programs, related to COVID-19 hardships. Find one near your home. 

Free grocery delivery in Baltimore, MD

Baltimore City is delivering grocery boxes in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank and Amazon. The box includes non-perishable food for 1-2 weeks, depending on household size. You'll receive the box within 3-4 days of ordering. 


  • Currently have no food at home or will run out before you can buy more
  • Can't afford paid meal or grocery delivery
  • Currently experiencing financial, social or medial COVID-19 hardships
  • Have someone who can prepare food at home 

Call 211 to see if you qualify. Adults, aged 60 and older call 410-396-2273. 

Free food in Baltimore

If you don't qualify for this program, there are a number of other options including grocery and produce box distribution sites and mixed boxes with dairy, meat and produce. See the latest schedules.

You can also view a map of Baltimore COVID-19 free food sites including grab-n-go meal options for families.

To learn more about different types of food programs, check out the links in the More Resources box, or dial 2-1-1.

Do you need help signing up for food stamps or WIC?