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BayRunner Shuttle provides daily, scheduled, high quality transport services for airline passengers traveling from Cambridge, Salisbury, Easton, Kent Island, Ocean Pines and Ocean City to Baltimore-Washington International Airport or the Baltimore Greyhound Bus Terminal.
Our Location in Easton: We depart from the Main Terminal Building of the Easton Airport. There is a Bayrunner Shuttle counter inside the terminal that is unmanned. Your driver will attend to handling, ticketing and the collection of fares when the shuttle arrives. The terminal is located on Newnam Road just off Airport Road, approximately 1/4 mile west of US Route 50. Airport Road and Black Dog Alley cross Route 50 Just North of Easton. There is free parking at the airport.
Best Care Ambulance, Inc. operates transports from:
- hospital to hospital
- rehabilitation centers
- nursing homes
- doctor offices
- hospital medical appointments
Best Care Ambulance provides long distance transportation out of state if it is within approved mileage radius.
Non-Emergency Basic Life Support (BLS)
BLS transports are provided by a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for basic medical needs such as: Airway monitoring, oxygen administration and monitoring of vital signs.
Advanced Life Support (ALS)
ALS transports provide use of cardiac monitors, advanced airway equipment, and IV therapy/medications. Each ALS unit is equipped with advanced radio communications so that consultations can be made between doctors at the hospital for additional orders if necessary.
Specialty Care Transports
SCT transports provide a licensed registered nurse to administer critical care medical needs.
Wheelchair Van Transportation
Our wheelchair vans are Maryland licensed and equipped with a pull-out ramp and a 4 point restraint and wheel locking system.
Call for pricing, availability and/or information!
Carepacks is a weekend food program aimed at preventing hunger among Talbot County's most economically vulnerable students. We serve students at ALL Talbot County elementary schools.
Our goal, through a partnership with Talbot County Public Schools and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, is to provide every eligible student with a backpack filled with healthy, easily accessible meals and snacks every Friday afternoon so that when students return to school on Mondays, they are well-nourished and ready to learn.
CarePack's hope is for students to better be able to focus on academic success because they are no longer distracted by hunger or by concerns about where their next meal is coming from.
Serving Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot counties, MUST is a collaborative public transportation effort between Delmarva Community Transit and Queen Anne’s County, County Ride providing fixed route and deviated fixed route services to the general public throughout Maryland’s Mid-and-Upper Eastern Shore. Special services are available for persons with disabilities or who are unable to use the regional fixed routes. Contact your local transportation provider for trip availability.
Delmarva Community Transit
410-221-1910 Dorchester County
410-479-3867 Caroline County
410-778-5187 Kent County
410-822-4155 Talbot County
1-866-645-7111 Travel Training Information
Queen Anne’s County, County Ride
MTA Commuter Bus
MD Relay #711
One Stop Office: 410-221-7600
NOTE: Temporarily located at 28712 Glebe Road as long as the State of Emergency remains in effect.
As one of the earliest settled areas of the United States, the Delmarva Peninsula - including Talbot County and the town of Easton - has a long and proud history of self-sustainment. The rich farmland and extensive waterways have sustained our economy and provided a way of life for generations of Eastern Shore residents. In addition, modern consumers are showing an increasing demand for more locally grown, farm to table food goods.
The mission of the Easton Farmers Market is to provide a marketplace for farmers and vendors to sustain their local operations, while at the same time offering consumers a venue that fills their whole plate with local produce. From local produce growers to watermen and seafood distributors, from bakers to ranchers and local artisans, the Easton Farmers Market provides an entire meal and home decor in a friendly and festive environment.
Live Music Every Saturday 10:30-12:30
Easton Farmers Market is proud to support local non-profit organizations. Every Saturday, a non-profit can be found at the Washington Street parking lot entrance. Please stop by and engage the featured non-profit, volunteer or donate.
Emergency Assistance for Families & Children (EAFC) – Talbot County DSS
- Provides emergency cash assistance to families who need help paying an eviction notice, emergency fuel/heating shortage.
- Must have at least one related child under 21 living in the household.
- Must provide proof household can maintain on-going monthly rent and utilities.
- Available to a household only once in a 24-month period.
Whether you don’t have a car or just don’t want to drive, our taxi service is the most convenient way to get around. Our car service offers a safe, reliable, and affordable way to get where you need to go. Call for pricing details.
TUMC maintains a Food Bank at the church where donated food is available to needy individuals and families in the Bay Hundred area. Typically, the Pantry has canned and packaged foods, milk and eggs, and some fresh meat, vegetables and fruit.
Volunteers work tirelessly to gather money and food donations, shop for the food, store pantry supplies and shuffle the volunteer staffing schedule. If you can, donate and deliver perishable and non-perishable food donations to the Pantry.
Use the south door to the TUMC Annex during operating hours.
Housed at Christ Church and staffed by church volunteers, the Pantry is supported through individual private food and financial contributions, the annual food drive organized by our local Boy Scout troop, and donations from area businesses and organizations. It serves any Talbot County resident requiring food assistance and is open from 9 to 11 AM each Monday and from 1 to 3 PM each Thursday, with no restriction on frequency of Pantry visits. A satellite program on Tilghman Island operates out of the Tilghman United Methodist Church. The Pantry also provides complete Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, with help from our youth group and additional volunteers to assemble and distribute the boxes. To assure the broadest possible service to our client families, we work with area churches, community groups and other food pantries.
PO Box S, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Food Pantry – Easton Church of God’s Harvest of Hope
Our mission is to be a resource united in providing food to families in their time of need. The food pantry through Harvest Of Hope serves families within the Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, and Queen Anne counties. Senior Citizen Meals are delivered on Mondays and Tuesdays - to sign up for meal delivery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through state and federal grant funding, as well as donations from private citizens, local businesses and organizations, NSC is able to provide nutritious food items for income eligible households (we feed those over income with donated and purchased food). The food pantry, aside from providing monthly emergency food, also provides Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets to Talbot County households.
Food Pantry – New St. John’s United Methodist Church
The St. Michaels Community Center is now a Food Distribution site, helping the St. Vincent de Paul Society expand its reach for the Maryland Food Bank. To receive food donations from the Maryland Food Bank, please stop by our 103 Railroad Ave. location anytime Mondays from 5 to 7pm, Wednesdays from 3 to 5pm, or Fridays from 11am to 3pm.
Holiday Dinners are open to the public at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, and offer a great opportunity to break bread with neighbors and friends. The holiday dinners are offered at no charge and anyone is welcome. Dates will be posted closer to each holiday. Please check back.
To donate food for distribution or holiday dinners, or to volunteer to work the dinners, please call Trish at 410-745-6073.
Non-perishable food is also available on a limited basis for anyone in need. Call Trish at 410-829-3883 if food is needed outside of office hours.
Donations of non-perishables may be dropped off at anytime.
Deliveries available for Seniors and Disabled – call 410-745-6073
Food Pantry and Emergency Shelter – Presbyterian Church of Easton
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), called the Food Supplement Program (FSP) in Maryland, formerly known as Food Stamps, helps low-income households buy the food they need for good health. Everyone has the right to apply for FSP.
Assists low-income households to have a more nutritious diet by increasing their purchasing power.
- A household is defined as a group of people who live together, buy food and prepare their meals together.
- Everyone in the household MUST be included on the application.
- A household consists of parents and any children, married or unmarried under the age of 22, and any children they may have residing in the home.
- Adult children (22 or older) can be a separate household if they purchase and prepare their meals separately. The adult child would need to file a separate application.
- There can be several different household units in the same family, in the same home.
For example: A 3 generational home can have 3 separate households if all the generations are purchasing and preparing their food separately.
Monthly benefits depend on:
- number of people in the household
- amount of GROSS household income
- certain allowable expenses
Please Note: GROSS income is before taxes or anything else is taken out
Food Supplement is only part of the household’s monthly food budget! Households must spend some of their own cash along with their Food Supplement benefits in order to buy enough food for the whole month.
Applicants must file an application, be interviewed, and meet all financial and technical eligibility factors prior to issuance of FSP benefits. Some people who have little or no money may qualify for Expedited Food Supplement benefits right away. They must have only an interview and verify identity.
Visit: http://dhr.maryland.gov/food-supplement-program/ for more information on income guidelines and/or to apply online.
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. has spent more than 96 years collecting reusable items for resale in our retail stores and using the return to invest in hardworking individuals seeking stability and financial independence. Shopping with Goodwill means investing in the future of countless others, helping to better prepare those individuals for the workforce and instilling a sense of dignity and purpose.
Habitat for Humanity Choptank, an affiliate of “Habitat International“, is a nonprofit organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.
Through financial coaching, education and support, and access to affordable financing, Habitat Choptank provides an opportunity for individuals and families in our communities to purchase a quality construction, energy efficient, affordable home. Home ownership with Habitat Choptank creates a solid foundation for our hardworking neighbors to build their lives on.
Through Habitat Choptank, lives are changed, neighborhoods are revitalized, our community property tax revenue is enhanced, and we keep a solid workforce in our area.
ReStores are outlets that accept donated goods for resale. While every ReStore is a little different, most focus on home improvement goods—furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances. These donated goods are sold to the general public at a fraction of the retail price to help local affiliates fund their self-help housing program. This is not your regular thrift store!
To help combat the increasing problem of hunger in the community, this group of nine local faith congregations decided to expand on the winter Wednesday soup kitchen that was already running at Asbury United Methodist Church. We began making and delivering lunches throughout the year to people in Easton. During four winter months, Asbury provides soup and bread, with other congregations helping with desserts and fruit. On the rest of the year, each congregation acts independently on the assigned week and members of Asbury participate weekly with each group. Approximately 95-100 people, who are referred by the county Health Department and faith groups, receive lunches every Wednesday.
Main Street Housing, Inc. is a nationally recognized and award-winning non-profit housing development organization in Maryland. We develop and manage quality, affordable, independent housing for individuals and families living with psychiatric disabilities. Visit our website for an application and qualification guidelines.
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With a 529 plan, saving for your child’s college education is easier than you think; and the sooner you start, the better.
It’s never too early or too late to start saving for college. Investing early and regularly in a 529 plan may provide the potential for long term growth. How?
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So, you’re probably wondering: Why is it called a 529 Plan?
A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for the future higher education expenses of a beneficiary. This beneficiary is typically one's child or grandchild, but there does not need to be a family relationship. The plans are named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.
There are two different types of 529 plans: investment plans and prepaid tuition plans.
How do the plans differ?
Investment plans allow you to invest in a variety of investment options (or portfolios) which typically include varying combinations of mutual funds. You can decide how much you want to invest or contribute, how often, and in what type of portfolio. Savings in this type of 529 plan can be used for a variety of education expenses including tuition, fees, room and board, course-specific fees, books and other supplies.
Prepaid tuition plans are 529 plans that allow for the pre-purchase of tuition based on a current price. One of the main benefits of 529 prepaid tuition plans is that they allow you to hedge against future tuition increases. These accounts are primarily designed to be used towards tuition and mandatory fees. In Maryland, the Prepaid College Trust is generally designed to cover tuition and mandatory fees at a Maryland public college, but accounts can also be applied towards private or out of state colleges. However, other states may a have different structure for their prepaid tuition plans.
Saving with a 529 plan has a number of benefits:
- It’s affordable. Initial investment options can fit most family budgets.
- It’s flexible. With an investment plan it’s up to you how often and how much to invest within the broad limits of the plan. A prepaid tuition plan offers a variety of tuition plans and payment options to help you participate within your budget.
- It offers tax benefits on the State and federal level.
- Beneficiaries are still eligible for financial aid.
- You can use it at nearly any college nationwide.
The availability of tax or other benefits may be conditioned on meeting certain requirements such as residency, purpose for or timing of distributions, or other factors as applicable.
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Saving for college with a Maryland 529 plan doesn’t mean your child has to attend college in the state of Maryland.
- You can use a 529 investment plan or prepaid tuition plan at almost any accredited college around the country: public or private, two-year or four-year. You can even use a 529 plan at colleges located outside of the U.S. provided they are either part of an affiliated U.S. based college or have received U.S. accreditation.
- 529 investment plan savings can even be used towards eligible trade and technical schools.
Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) – Neighborhood Service Center
The Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore Branch distributes food to eight counties: Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester.
In 1981, the Maryland Food Bank opened a branch in Salisbury in order to better serve the rural populations of the Eastern Shore. In its first year, the branch distributed about 33,000 meals. In FY19, the branch distributed more than 5.5 million meals to food-insecure Marylanders.
Since its launch, the Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore Branch has grown its distribution significantly. In the last few years, the branch has expanded the Maryland Food Bank’s School Pantry Program, which distributes food to children and families in need throughout the school year to 18 pantries. The Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore Branch currently provides food to more than 252 distribution and community-based partners in the region.
Meals on Wheels is a national non-profit volunteer community service providing nutritional home-delivered meals, at cost, to qualified home bound seniors 60 years of age or older. Meals are also provided to disabled individuals unable to prepare or obtain adequate meals.
All meals are offered at a nominal cost during a period of need. This service is offered to qualified persons (disabled and seniors) who may benefit from it, regardless of income.
Meals are prepared and packaged at cost and delivered by volunteers three days a week: on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to the individual’s home.
For more information about the program, to sign-up for meal delivery to your home, or to volunteer, please call the Center at 410.822.2869.
Medical Assistance Transportation – Health Department
Talbot County Health Department contracts with Delmarva Community Services/DCT to transport eligible ambulatory and wheelchair clients to their medical appointments. This program is NOT for emergency medical transportation services, nor does it cover transportation for other services than medical appointments. The medical service for which the transportation is provided must also be covered by the Maryland Medicaid Program. This program provides a nonemergency medical transportation source for Talbot County Medicaid recipients who have no other means of transportation. Riders must have an active medical assistance number.
Mom’s Meals is a leading national provider of fresh-made, home-delivered meals and nutrition services for individuals desiring convenience or independent living and for patients recuperating at home or managing a chronic disease. Delivers to Maryland..
The mission of Moveable Feast is to foster a community that cares for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses by preparing and delivering nutritious meals and groceries and providing nutritional counseling and other services.
In 1998, Governor Parris Glendening awarded Moveable Feast a State grant to provide meals to people with HIV/AIDS on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Today, Moveable Feast serves 15 of the 24 counties in Maryland, including Talbot.
Ridgeway House - enables NSC to work with customers on a more intimate basis. Currently, this program allows shelter staff to provide case management and life skills training and to network with community partners to help move the homeless population toward self-sufficiency. Staff is available to help residents with their job and housing search as well as budgeting, resume building and basic computer skills. The Ridgeway House Shelter can house up to six adults (3 females and 3 males) for 30 days. Stays may be extended for residents who are close to achieving self-sufficiency.
St. Mark’s Thrift Shop – St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
The St. Mark's Thrift Shop, located at 311 East Dover Street in Easton, serves a diverse community. It offers quality, second-hand merchandise including clothing, housewares, etc. The shop is open for business on Monday 10 am to 12:30 pm and Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 am to 2:00 pm.
The net proceeds from the shop's operation supports St. Mark’s Mission Fund and is a primary source of income for the fund.
The St. Michaels Farmers Market (SMFM) favors farmers who cultivate the land using sustainable agricultural practices or raise livestock using humane and sustainable practices, and producers that use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. By providing these farmers with direct markets for their products, SMFM helps sustain the regional farm economy and helps ensure the future of farming in the Mid-Atlantic.
We are a local, producer-only farmers market, operating Saturdays (April-November) from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. RAIN OR SHINE. Cash, credit, debit are all workable options, and some vendors accept digital payment options.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide Catholic organization of lay people, open to all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving their neighbors.
Members of the Society provide person-to-person service to help those in need, regardless of race, creed, gender or religion. We perform our works of charity quietly and respectfully, preserving the dignity of all those we encounter. No work of charity is foreign to us.
Our Services include:
- Free and low cost food to those who know hunger;
- Emergency Payments for utilities, rent, mortgage to maintain a viable life;
- Emergency Shelter- temporary housing for the homeless;
- Furniture and Household Goods to provide a comfortable pace to live;
- Clothing- free and low cost clothes for the disadvantaged;
- Comfort- Embracing the lonely, forgotten, and alienated
Programs and Services include:
- Adoption Services
- Adult Protective Services (APS)
- Child Care Program, Purchase of Care (POC)
- Child Support Enforcement
- Energy Assistance
- Family Support Services
- Food Stamps (FS)
- Foster Care Services (FCS)
- Homelessness Prevention Program
- In-Home Aide Services (IHAS)
- Location & Contact Information
- Medical Assistance (MA)
- Project HOME
- Social Services to Adults (SSTA)
- Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
To report abuse/neglect after hours: (410) 822-3101
Programs and Services include:
- Administrative Care Coordination
- Birth and Death Certificate
- Breast and Cervical Cancer (BCCP)
- Cancer Prevention
- Children With Special Needs (CYSHCN)
- Developmental Disabilities (DDA)
- Disease Surveillance
- Early Head Start
- Emergency Preparedness
- Environmental Health
- Excess Equipment
- Family Planning
- Healthy Families
- Home Based Services
- MA Transportation
- Maryland Health Insurance (MCHP)
- Maternal Child Health (MCH)
- School Health
- Smoking Cessation
- Substance Abuse Prevention
- WIC Midshore
- Zika Links and Information
The Talbot County Hunger Coalition is a network of community members, providers and caring individuals working together with the Talbot Family Network to end hunger and improve access to healthy, nutritious food for our most vulnerable residents.
Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) provides safe shelter, nutritious meals, and compassionate support to families and individuals in the Mid-Shore region who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness. TIS also provides transitional housing to our guests who are ready and able to move toward self-sufficiency. Talbot Interfaith Shelter is alcohol and drug-free. TIS is also committed to raising awareness of the issues of homelessness in the Mid-Shore's rural setting.
PO Box 2004, Easton, MD 21601
Treasure Cove Thrift Shop – St. Michael’s Community Center
This quaint resale shop collects donations from area residents and offers them to the public at extremely discounted prices. Even after hours, the Treasure Cove also is available to assist anyone in need of clothing, shoes, household items or furniture—entirely free of charge.
Save for its manager, the Treasure Cove is staffed by community volunteers and we partner with many other local non-profit organizations and the Department of Social Services to provide these services to victims of fire, flood, eviction, job loss or any other special circumstance that leaves people in need.
The Treasure Cove is always in need of clean, in-season clothing, gently used furniture and usable household goods. We also welcome volunteers!
Every penny we earn from donations goes toward underwriting the programs and operating expenses of the St. Michaels Community Center, and we share any excess donations with our partner organizations like Goodwill, the Salvation Army and The Neighborhood Service Center.
Open every day but Sunday, Treasure Cove features great merchandise including clothing, home goods, children's books and games, furniture (be sure to look out back!), and much more!
Webb’s Hope is Neighborhood Service Center’s new low-income rental property at 36 West Street in Easton. It was named after it’s generous donor, Gregory Webb.
The Neighborhood Service Center is fully occupied providing safe and affordable housing for residents who are on fixed incomes and in need of more permanent housing. According to Marilyn Neal, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Service Center, “The new rental property will enable us to put 23 of these people in affordable housing and get them away from ‘couch surfing’ and wondering where they will spend their next night.”
People on the waiting list for this property must have a fixed income of at least $750. Rental units will be income based and offered on a sliding scale starting at $320. The goal is to provide stable housing and enable residents to eventually move toward self-sufficiency and successful lives.
Serving Caroline, Talbot, and Dorchester Counties - WIC is a nutrition and supplemental food program for Women, Infants, and Children. To be eligible a woman has to be pregnant, breastfeeding an infant under one year, or has to have delivered within the past 6 months. Infants are eligible from birth to one year of age, and children are eligible from one year to 5 years of age, as long as, they are also income eligible, live in the service area and are considered to be a nutritional risk as determined by the program guidelines.
Apply for WIC: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/wic/Pages/wic-apply.aspx
Food benefits include items such as:
- Whole grain bread, tortillas, and brown rice
- Fruits and vegetables
- Dried canned beans and peas
- Peanut butter
- Cereal, milk, and 100% juice
- Eggs and cheese
- Baby food and baby cereal
- Infant formula