The Department of Social Services' Emergency Food Assistance Program is the clearinghouse for over 30 local community pantries and shelters for distribution of donated food.
Visit these websites for alternative assistance:
Emergency shelters are temporary housing solutions for people when they can't live in their previous residence. Prince George's County requires all referrals to County Shelters be made through the Homeless Hotline at 1-888-731-0999 OR 301-909-6362. Referrals are made on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information on eligibility and required documentation, visit this website to learn more.
The Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) helps low-income residents pay heating bills, minimize heating crises and make energy costs more affordable. This is a grant paid directly to the utility company on the customer's behalf under the Maryland Office of Home Energy Programs. You can apply anytime during the year, but you must reapply each fiscal year. Learn more information about eligibility and the application process HERE.
The Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) provides financial assistance to low-income residents to pay a portion of their current electric bills and are placed on a budget billing plan with the utility company. You can apply anytime during the year, but you must reapply each fiscal year. Learn more information about eligibility and the application process HERE.