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Howard County Food Bank


9385 Gerwig Lane, Suite J
Columbia, MD 21046


Monday, December 25, 2023 –
Tuesday, January 2, 2024



Tuesday  1 PM – 4 PM  walk-ins
Wednesday  1 PM – 7 PM  walk-ins
Thursday  1 PM – 4 PM  walk-ins
Saturday  9 AM – 1 PM  appointment only




Our Program Offers

  • Family-choice shopping like at a grocery store
  • Fresh produce and dairy options
  • Frozen meats and other proteins
  • Fresh breads and baked goods
  • Shelf-stable canned and boxed foods
  • Feminine hygiene products and other health and beauty products
  • Diapers, wipes, baby formula, and food
  • Allergy-friendly foods
  • Access to shop twice a month at the Howard County Food Bank
  • Access to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
  • Access to energy, housing, and early childhood education through Head Start and Prekindergarten programming

Please Follow Instructions Carefully. Applying is a 2-Step Process.  To Apply and Verify Eligibility, You Will Need the Following:

Picture Identification (driver’s license, passport or other government issued ID)
Proof of Howard County residency (copy of utility bill, rental agreement or lease document)
Proof of income for the past 30-days (paystubs or social security award letter or unemployment benefits or bank statements)