CHESAPEAKE CARES FOOD PANTRY
More than a bag of groceries.
Hunger in our community is real. Every week, Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry distributes an average of 15,000 pounds of food & household goods to an average of 900 individuals.
When a person comes into the Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry, they receive more than a bag of groceries. Along with the needed food comes encouragement, partnership, and resource opportunities. In a word: relationship. It’s through relationships that people experience a life-changing encounter and move from dependence to their highest level of self-sufficiency.
all people matter to god
Serving others with practical expressions of Christ’s love.
A Biblical community serving
those in need.
“If you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.”
What we Do
A growing biblical community
In partnership with Calvert Health and their Mobile Medical Unit, Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry helps provides free, routine outpatient health and wellness services to the medically underserved in our community. Please contact us for schedule.
In addition to Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry services, these community resources can serve you, or someone you know, in your particular circumstances:
End Hunger’s Food Pantry Finder
Maryland Assistance Program
Applying for SNAP Assistance
Calvert County Resources
Shelf Stable Food Safety
Work Place Designation
Designate your workplace United Way/Combined Federal Campaign (#35867) or Maryland Charities (#4958) contributions to Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry.
Hours & Location
Tuesday: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 12 PM
6045 Solomons Island Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639
Still want to know more?
I need help. Where do I start?
Stop in during either of our Pantry openings (Tuesday, 5:30P – 7:30P, and Thursday, 9:30A – 12P), or call us at 410-257-3444.
How do I qualify for food?
There are no qualifications. You’ll receive food on your first visit.
Besides food, what donations do you accept?
In addition to food, we also accept paper products (toilet paper, napkins, paper plates, paper towels, etc.), hygiene items (shampoos, soaps, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.), and gently used grocery bags (plastic, paper, and reusable).
Can I donate clothes, furniture, and other items?
No, but there are other great organizations throughout the county that will gladly accept donations of this type.
Do you prefer donations of food or money?
Either is welcome; however, monitary donations or gift cards allows us flexibility in obtaining products at substantial discounts or sales.
See all the ways you can give to the Food Pantry.
Is there a minimum age limit for volunteering?
Youth ages 10-15 may serve while accompanied by an adult family member.
Do you have opportunities where we can serve as a family?
Yes! We have family serving opportunities on our Advance, Community Service, and Home Delivery Teams.
Do you offer individual community service hours?
Yes. Depending on your needs, we have limited opportunities available. Scheduling in advance is required.