Maryland is home to more than 750,000 people who do not have enough to eat.
Despite its status as one of the wealthiest states in the nation, Maryland communities are deeply impacted by food insecurity. While the homeless remain the most visible faces of hunger, the need for food assistance is rising among children, seniors, and working families.
With today’s stagnant wages and the steadily rising cost of living, some individuals are working full time and still struggling to put food on the table. In fact, 38% of food-insecure individuals in our service area earn too much to qualify for federal or state relief. This means that thousands of food-insecure Marylanders rely solely on the food bank and other hunger-relief agencies as they struggle to meet their basic needs.
You can make a difference. There are many ways that you can help us fight hunger in Maryland. Whether volunteering in our warehouse, donating food and funds, or letting your elected officials know how you feel about the issue, your actions are the building blocks of our hunger-relief movement.
Food assistance is available to any Frederick County resident who is in need. No referral is needed in order to visit the food bank.
Emmitsburg Food Bank
130 S. Seton Avenue NEW ADDRESS!
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
(Use rear entrance)
The first time you visit the food bank, you are required to show a picture ID and proof of your physical address. PO Box addresses are not accepted.
Individuals and organizations can donate monetarily. The address to mail a check of support is the following.
Emmitsburg Food Bank
P.O. Box 898
Emmitsburg, MD 21727-0898
Food can also be dropped off in bags on the front porch of the food bank. Please double-check the expiration date on the food. Leave a note behind that lets the food bank know where the food came from.
Currently, the following items are needed (1/15/2019)
For more information on the Emmitsburg Food Bank please contact:
We thank Phyllis & Commissioner Glenn Blanchard for their time and dedication.