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AA County Resources – From Health Insurance to Pantries, Soup Kitchens and Pet, Baby, and Senior Pantries

For families struggling with basic necessities during the Coronavirus pandemic, resources are available for those in need.

Food Bank

Food Assistance:

The Anne Arundel County Food Bank has been serving those in need since the early 1980’s. The efforts of their staff and volunteers ensure that county residents in need have access to food, nutritional supplements and baby food. Beyond nutritional needs, they also supply some families with basic necessities such as toiletries, furniture, appliances, household items, school supplies, medical equipment, diapers (adult and children), and clothing.

In response to the coronavirus, the Food Bank has compiled a list of resources and locations around the county where assistance is available. There are food pantries, soup kitchens, baby pantries, pet food pantries, and senior pantries. 

You can download the list here to access it as well as other usuful information regarding assistance that can be provided.

Governor Hogan also announced that the state will be providing meals for the children of Maryland at select locations around the state. What was previously provided when schools are closed during the summer months to children and teens will now be offered for the duration of the school closures due to the coronavirus and will expand beyond breakfast and lunch to include of dinner. An intereactive map at mdsummermeals.org allows you to search for locations by zip code.

If you live in Anne Arundel County, more information about their specific meal program can be found here.

Cash Assistance and Food Stamps:

On Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at both the Edgewater Community Library and the Brooklyn Park Community Library, Anne Arundel County residents can meet with a family investment worker from the AA County Department of Social Services to apply for cash assistance and food stamps. Social Workers will also be available to provide further assistance. For more information call 410-421-8410.

Helping Hands of America, Inc. 

Helping Hands is a public non profit organization which helps members find resources within local communities. Here in Maryland, they run an emergency baby and children’s pantry that has been providing services and information to needy children and families in Maryland since 2016. During the coronavirus, their Facebook page is updated daily about local programs, as well as offers from members of the community to those in need. For example, members may post if they have extra formula or diapers to share. For more information, to donate or to apply for assistance, email
HelpingHandsofAmerica.Giving@gmail.com or call director Kim Donadio at 410-517-7097.

Health Insurance Assistance

With many Marylanders now facing a loss of benefits, the Maryland Children’s Health Program offers assistance for families with children under the age of 19.  More information can be found here.

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