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.
Community Nutrition and Gardening Education – University of Maryland Extension
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.
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.
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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 email@example.com.
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.
Growing Healthy Habits – University of Maryland Extension
University of Maryland Extension’s Growing Healthy Habits is a gardening and nutrition education curriculum used in classrooms, after-school clubs, and summer programs for youth. The Growing Healthy Habits program uses growing food to teach about the link between nutrition and gardening.
The curriculum introduces children to fruits and vegetables through multiple tasting experiences as they grow, harvest, and prepare foods that they have grown. The curriculum can be implemented in any type/size garden, including a container garden but can also be used without the gardening activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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