Founded in 1986, the Anne Arundel County Food Bank (AACFB) was established to collect, purchase, and distribute food to not-for-profit organizations in Anne Arundel County. We work alongside local, county, community, and civic organizations to provide food for the hungry and essential basic necessities to those in need and to help families and individuals get out of crisis and become self sufficient.
There are approximately 35,000 Anne Arundel County residents living below the poverty line. This does not represent the true extent of poverty as the cost of living in Anne Arundel County is well above the federal poverty line. This creates a huge gap for approximately 119,500 individuals who need assistance but do not qualify for government assistance. To understand the struggles of the growing number of households in our communities that do not earn enough to afford basic necessities, a report called ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) was created by United Way.
The Anne Arundel County Food Bank not only distributes food to pantries, soup kitchens, back-pack programs, nutritional supplements, baby food, and special events, but also assists with medical equipment, clothing, holiday support, back-to-school supplies, infant supplies, pet food/supplies and other special requests to improve our clients' quality of life and ensure basic needs are met. AAFCB assists over 62,000 unique households and serves over 1 million meals annually.
For over 30 years, needy families in Anne Arundel County have been able to rely on the Anne Arundel County Food Bank.
We are able to be there for them because you have been there for us.
Your donations Help us bring more to the table!
The Maryland Charity Campaign is for employees of the State of Maryland. Our Number 521660473
The United Way of Central Maryland Workplace Giving campaign provides paycheck reduction giving for various private companies throughout the region. Our Number 1858
Mailing: P O Box 650, Crownsville, Maryland 21032
Monday - Friday: 9am - 3pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)
Follows AA Public School Inclement Weather Policy
By appointment Only
The AA Co Food Bank is the distribution center for pantries and on-site feeding agencies to recieve food to use and/or distribute to those in need in our county. The Anne Arundel County Food Bank does not distribute food directly to the public. To receive food assistance please visit one of our member agencies (pantries or on-site feeding agencies).