Need Help Finding Food?  Check out these resources!

It is harder than ever to afford food. Maryland has many programs to help your family at home and at school.

 

I am having trouble paying for food…

  • How do I sign up for SNAP?
  • I am pregnant or have children under five years of age, how do I sign up for WIC?
  • How do I apply for free or reduced price school meals?
    • Apply for free and reduced price meals through your school district. Links to forms for all Maryland school districts can be found here. You can complete these forms at any point during the school year.
       
  • Where can I get free food in my community?
    • Search for food assistance in your community by zipcode through the Maryland Food Bank. https://mdfoodbank.org/find-food/ 
    • Dial 211 on your phone, or visit https://211md.org/resources/food/ to find free food distribution near you.
    • Ask your child's school. Many schools have on-site pantries or other food distribution for families in need.

 

I participate in SNAP…

  • How can I make sure I’m getting the right amount of benefits?
    • Report decreases in your income, or increases in shelter, dependent care, or medical expenses by visiting your local DSS office, or contacting Maryland Hunger Solutions for assistance: 866-821-5552.
       
  • How can I stretch my SNAP dollars?