Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank
Your Food and Resources Center for Anne Arundel County
HELPING The way of life for
Anne Arundel County families
MD Charity Campaign #1858
~~Founded in 1986, the Food Bank is the only free, multi-purpose Agency in Maryland that provides food, nutritional supplements, medical equipment, furniture, vehicles, appliances, and more to those in need, free of charge. We work alongside local county government, community, and civic organizations to identify and address needs. These organizations include the Department of Social Services, Service Coordination, Crisis Response, Child Protective Services, and Family support Center, Personal Pupil Workers of A.A. Public Schools, Department of Aging, Community Action, Ordinance Road Detention Center, Red Cross and others.
43,730 people in Anne Arundel County are food insecure, unsure where they will get their next meal. Of this 16.3% or 20,210 are children. (Feeding America, 2011) This data understates the true extent of the problem because the cost of living in Anne Arundel County is well above the national poverty line. The chart below from Poverty Amidst Plenty, The Two Faces of Anne Arundel County, 2012 depict the huge gap Anne Arundel County residents need to be self-sufficient compared to the National Average.
agencies have an ongoing relationship with the AACFB to assist their clients
with emergency food, furniture, school supplies, medical equipment, infant
supplies, special diet needs, personal hygiene products, children's toys and
A. Housing Authority City of Annapolis
B. A. A. County Department of Social Services
C. A. A. County Department of Health
D. A. A. County Department of Aging
E. A. A. County Crisis Response System
F. A. A. County Community Care Partnership Program
G. A. A. Community Action
H. Child Protective Services
I. The Fouse Center
J. Service Coordination, Inc.
K. Community Residences
L. Salvation Army
N. A.A. Medical Center
O. Hospice of the Chesapeake
P. Priority Partners
Q. Housing Commission of A. A. County
S. Annapolis Family Support Center
T. Medical Management Rehabilitation Services
U. Annapolis Family Support Center
V. A. A. County Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc.
W. Active Day Medical Adult Day Care
X. Partnership Development, Inc.
Y. Partners in Care
Z. Red Cross
AA. Food Link
BB. Department Labor & Licensing
CC. A.A.C. Public Schools
DD. Infant and Toddlers Program
The staff of the Food Bank includes a full-time Director, an administrator, caseworker, a warehouse manager, IT Consultant, driver and one part time driver, along with assistance of countless volunteers. Donations are solicited through food drives, local markets, and food wholesale distributors. The goal of our
programs is to help get people out of crisis, assist them in becoming stable, by providing all of our services free of charge we enable them to save money allowing them to save and ultimately become self-sufficient.
We have had a very successful year and will continue our work and mission of fighting hunger, assuring that all of those in need have access to food, furniture, appliances and durable medical equipment. Here are some letters from clients on how we made a difference improving their quality of life and a list of our member agencies (i.e. pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, etc.)
Provided By: Susan Thomas
Updated Statistics of who we help!