HELPING HANDS FOOD PANTRY
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in..." (Matthew 25:35)
The Helping Hands Food Pantry, located in the lower level of Salem House, began operations in 1992. It is staffed by volunteers from several local churches - including Fork United Methodist, Grace Community, Kingsville Presbyterian, St. Stephen Roman Catholic, St. Paul's Lutheran, and Salem United Methodist.
Before Covid-19, the pantry was open Monday through Friday. Due to the pandemic, the pantry has reduced operations and is only open Monday and Friday from 10-12. In addition to regular food distribution, additional bags of food are given for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
For fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, Helping Hands was able to provide assistance to 984 families (1854 adults and 1033 children) thanks to generous support from the Maryland Food Bank (monthly) as well as businesses, schools, churches, and individuals.
Volunteers with Helping Hands Food Pantry distribute Thanksgiving Food bags, November 2020
If you are in need of services from Helping Hands Food Pantry, please call (410) 592-2226 and leave a message. Someone will return your call.
If you would like to make a donation to Helping Hands, checks are payable to Helping Hands Food Pantry and can be mailed care of Salem United Methodist Church.