Support Services

  1. Food Assistance
  2. Emergency Shelter
  3. Energy Assistance

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.

  • Call (301) 909-6343 to receive a list of pantries and soup kitchens and choose one nearby. *Note that not all groups deliver so be sure to inquire about any transportation options*
  • In order to apply you must qualify by bringing any necessary information/documents requested by the organization in addition to one of the following - Independence card, Employment check stubs or Unemployment notice.

Visit these websites for alternative assistance: