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Food Pantry in Ellicott City, Maryland

FCFA Food Pantry promotes food security for all vulnerable residents of Howard County and neighboring communities. We are a Distribution Partner of the Maryland Food Bank        



Many residents are lacking the resources to provide enough food for their households. Our pantry serves as a means to help provide them with fresh produce, dairy products, frozen meats and other proteins, fresh breads and baked goods, non-perishable foods, and other non-food items including clothing, shoes, hygiene supplies, baby essentials, etc. We collect and safely store food and household products for free distribution to low-income and needy families in Maryland. 

At FCFA Food Pantry, it’s all about the experience for the clients we serve. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our beneficiaries maintain their dignity while seeking services.  Existing literature shows that clients value customer service and choice in the pantry. Research also suggests that this model is a critical part of a community’s effort to end hunger. The FCFA Food Pantry is a Client Choice Pantry that allows clients to select their food instead of receiving a pre-packed or standard bag of groceries. The Pantry is supported by donations from individuals, groups, community food drives, corporate foundations, and partnerships with grocery stores and supermarkets. 

Additionally, FCFA offers an on-site sexual health and wellness clinic which serves as a vital resource for health care access. Our facility offers a complete network of programs for compassionate healing that helps break the cycle of poverty for future generations. Other programs we have include COVID-19 Emergency Relief, Empowerment Initiative, Support Group for people living with HIV, and Medical Outreach.

Introducing FCFA Curbside Food Pantry Order Request

Need Food Urgently? Please complete the FCFA Curbside Food Pantry Order Request Form and someone from our team will contact you within 24-48 hours.

Pantry Location

10262 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

Pantry Hours (Effective September 3rd, 2022)

Phone: 410-988-5392

Fax: +1 877-313-0950

Tuesday:    9AM-4PM

Thursday:  9AM-4PM

Saturday:   9AM-1PM

Food Pantry Needs

Canned tuna
Peanut butter, or other nut butters
Dry beans
Pasta and pasta sauce
Hot and cold cereals
Canned soup
Canned tomatoes
Diapers and wipes
Cleaning supplies
Laundry detergent
Toiletries and toilet paper
Feminine products

Phases of Food Drives and Medical Outreach Events