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
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.
Food Supplement Program (Food Stamps) – Talbot County DSS
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.
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.
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.
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 December 1980, 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 FY 2016, the branch distributed more than 4.9 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.
Moveable Feast provides food to low income residents suffering from life-threatening diseases like AIDS, diabetes and cancer. Since 1989, Moveable Feast has delivered 12.3 million healthy meals at no cost to more than 14,600 sick and poor people in Maryland counties.
Distributes food through Emergency Food Pantry; provides meeting space for Alanon, Mental Health, Stroke and other support programs; Worship Services are at 10:00 every Sunday morning - Childrens’ Sunday School and Nursery are available during the service.
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 feel free to stop by our Railroad Ave. location anytime between 1 - 3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Holiday Dinners are open to the public at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. A great opportunity to break bread with neighbors and friends. There's no charge and anyone is welcome. Dates and times will be posted on our Calendar of Events.
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.
Non-perishables may be dropped off at anytime. Fresh food for holiday dinners may be dropped off the day before scheduled dinners.
The St. Michaels Farmers Market brings fresh food to the center of town on a weekly basis to improve food access and equity to the Bay Hundred area. All vendors are able to accept cash in addition to credit, debit and SNAP/EBT cards. Some vendors also accept WIC FMNP and FVC vouchers. The Farmers Market also matches SNAP or WIC purchases up to $5 each week! Finally, the market is a 2018 summer meals site, providing a free breakfast to all children and youth under the age of 18.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
Child Care Program, Purchase of Care (POC)
Child Support Enforcement
Family Support Services
Food Stamps (FS)
Foster Care Services (FCS)
Homelessness Prevention Program
In-Home Aide Services (IHAS)
Location & Contact Information
Medical Assistance (MA)
Social Services to Adults (SSTA)
Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
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Administrative Care Coordination
Birth and Death Certificate
Breast and Cervical Cancer (BCCP)
Children With Special Needs (CYSHCN)
Developmental Disabilities (DDA)
Early Head Start
Home Based Services
Maryland Health Insurance (MCHP)
Maternal Child Health (MCH)
Substance Abuse Prevention
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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