Food Assistance


Feeding Howard County Residents in Need

The Howard County Food Bank provides food to Howard County residents in need. CAC also sponsors fourteen (14) emergency food pantries that support families in need of emergency food assistance. As a healthy food bank, we are committed to alleviating the effects of hunger by providing adequate and nutritious food items to families. CAC distributes fruit and vegetables grown at its community garden and offers educational programs that support healthy eating habits for families. The Food Bank is supported by donations from individuals, groups, community food drives, as well as partners with grocery stores and supermarkets.

Here is a listing of our partnering food pantries

Are you eligible? Eligibility Requirements

Here is a listing of our most needed items to donate

**CLICK HERE FOR 2017 Thanksgiving Distribution info.

…YOU MUST make an appointment for your turkey & sides this year. Read the info on the attached link above to see if you are eligible or SCHEDULE ONLINE.  [Online Scheduling begins on Monday October 9-Columbus Day]. **Warning, only one reservation per email.




9385 Gerwig Lane, Suite J
Columbia, MD 21046

Distribution Hours:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1pm-4pm
Wednesdays 5pm-8pm (by appointment only)
Saturdays 9am-12pm (by appointment only)

Donation Hours:

Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm