COVID-19 Community Resources
Visit jhu.edu/covid19communitysupport to learn more about community resources and support available for Baltimore City residents.
Food and Nutrition
- The Maryland Food Bank provides canned goods, frozen food, and produce. Come stock up and keep your family healthy. To find other sites, visit the website https://mdfoodbank.org/find-food/ or call 410-737-8282
- For community agencies in need of nutritional guidance, consultation, or member education, you can visit Maryland Nutrition and Diet Services (www.marylandnutritiononline.com).
- The following stores are offering special shopping hours for older adults age 60+.
- Aldi, 8:30 - 9:30 am Tues./Thurs.
- Dollar General, Seniors may shop during the first hour of each day (check your local Dollar General store opening hours)
- Giant, 6:00 - 7:00 am everyday
- Safeway, 6:00 am - 9:00 am Tues./Thurs.
- Target, Seniors may during the first hour stores open on Wednesdays (check your local Target store opening hours)
- Whole Foods, Seniors may shop an hour before store opening (check your local Whole Foods store opening hours)
- Meals on Wheels are still delivering meals to aging adults. Visit their website to learn more https://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org/covid-19-response/
- For food related questions and information you can dial 211
- You can also call Maryland Access Point, 410-396-2273 or email MAP.BCHD@baltimorecity.gov, about food deliveries. Older adults who participate in Eating Together in Baltimore should reserve a meal through their Eating Together Site and should call Maryland Access Point for their pickup time. Older adults who are not Eating Together Participants but need meals should also contact them.
- For federally-funded meal programs and other related services, please visit health.baltimorecity.gov/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/food-distribution-sites.
Youth and Families
Virtual Rec Centers - https://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/virtual-rec
- Follow WIC on Facebook for resources and updates for parents and families
- WIC State by State COVID-19 Waivers
- Coping with COVID-19 and Staying Home
Child Mind Institute: Supporting families During COVID-19
Senior Call Check – https://aging.maryland.gov/Pages/senior-call-check.aspx
Parts of Peace is providing free hand soap, bar soap, body wash, and laundry detergent/pods to anyone who needs them in Baltimore City as a preventative measure against contracting COVID-19. Text popcares to 97000 to request your free hygiene items. To request items over the phone, call or the message hotline number 443-228-8859. You can also visit their website to learn more about what they are doing amid COVID-19. Learn more
You can join a neighborhood quarantine response here. Volunteers on such teams help neighbors with compromised immune systems with daily tasks such as grocery shopping, walking the dog, picking up items from the post office etc. If you don’t see your area on the list, create your own response team using the COVID-19 Volunteer Support Pack.
Contribute to Little Free Pantries
We all know and love the little free libraries that are scattered throughout the city, but in recent days, locals have transformed the small wooden boxes into temporary food banks. Drop off any extra nonperishable food items at spotted locations in Hampden and Canton, or transition a close-by mini community library into a makeshift food drive to help passerbys in need.
Places to Donate
Free Mental Health Services
Actress Taraji P. Henson's foundation, The Boris Lawerence Henson Foundation, is offering free mental health services amid COVID-19. Visit the website, https://borislhensonfoundation.org, to learn more.
In addition to protecting our physical health amid COVID-19 it is also equally important to focus on mental health as well. Calm has compiled a variety of resources from meditation to music to assist with your mental well-being during this pandemic.
Taxi Access is a service connected to MTA Mobility, which is similar to a taxicab but connected to the ride share program for people with disabilities. You can call 410-685-1212 for Yellow Cab if you have a Taxi Access Card. If you are in a wheelchair, you have to call 24 hours in advance. Their call center is not open on the weekends so if you need to schedule, call Monday through Friday.