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Food Drive

Our online food drive option allows us to make bulk purchases at incredible savings. For example, with a $20 donation, we can purchase 100 pounds of food, enough to feed a family of four for one week. With a $100 donation, we can feed them for an entire month. Every dollar matters.

In order to donate through the Virtual Food Drive, you'll need to login to your Pulse account. Click here to login or register for a new account. 

It’s about changing lives . . .

Each week our Food Pantry builds relationships with people by providing supplemental food support, resource referrals and educational opportunities to families living throughout Southern Maryland

And making a difference . . .

Over the past three months, volunteers distributed over 179,000 pounds of non-perishable goods, frozen foods and fresh produce to an average of 750 families per week.  Your support makes it possible !


Canned or dry beans (black, navy, pinto)
Canned fruits (regular or individual serving size)
Canned meats (chicken, tuna, salmon)
Canned soup
Canned vegetables
Cereal, oatmeal or pancake mix
Fruit Juice (64 ounce bottles or juice boxes)
Macaroni & cheese
Maseca corn flour
Peanut butter
Pop-Tarts/breakfast bars
Potato flakes or stuffing mix
Spaghetti sauce
Whole wheat pasta & brown rice

We recycle! The food pantry welcomes your plastic and paper grocery bags.
Prefer the convenience of online donating?

Visit or use the Pushpay app.