Food Pantry

The Community Action Food Pantry and Food Bank is an emergency and / or supplemental food source that is available once every 30 days to eligible clients in need of nourishment.

Families receive enough wholesome fresh / canned fruits, vegetable, meats, milk products, and/or breads and pastries for 3-4 days, based on household size.  The current income eligibility is 200% of poverty guidelines.

HCAA Food Pantry is onsite at:

1321-B Woodbridge Station Way
Edgewood, MD 21040

Am I Eligible for the Food Pantry?

The current income eligibility is 200% of poverty guidelines.

Income Eligibility

Your eligibility is based upon your gross monthly income.

Household Size Maximum Monthly Income Standards
1 $1,307
2 $1,760
3 $2,213
4 $2,665
5 $3,571
6 $4,024
7 $4,227
8 $6,334
For each additional person, add… $645

Apply for Food Pantry Services

Order Online

We will be introducing the ability to shop online through our SmartChoice Food Pantry System in 2020! This will be a slow roll out after your annual income revivification takes place. When this happens, we will give you your shopper ID and pin number and turn on the ability to shop online.

At the moment, Tuesdays will be the only day available for pickup for online orders.

Where Else in Harford County Can I Get Food?

Hours of Operation

Monday / Wednesday: 8:30AM to 5:30PM
Tuesday: Closed. Confirmed Online Order Pickup Only
Thursday / Friday: 8:30AM to 4:30PM

Harford Community Action Agency will be closed on the following holidays in 2020

  • New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1st
  • Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Monday, January 13th
  • President’s Day – Monday, February 17th
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 25th
  • Independence Day – Saturday, July 4th
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 7th
  • Columbus Day – Monday, October 12th
  • Election Day – Tuesday, November 3rd
  • Veteran’s Day – Wednesday, November 11th
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26th
  • American Indian Heritage Day – Friday, November 27th
  • Christmas Day – Friday, December 25th

Inclement Weather Policy

Harford Community Action Agency follows Harford County Government’s inclement weather policy. If Harford County is closed, so is HCAA. If Harford County operates on a delayed opening schedule, we will do the same. Please follow up-to-date bulletins on television and radio for information. HCAA will not post a separate closing announcement.

Volunteer Opportunities

The HCAA depends on the help of volunteers in the operation of our Food Pantry and Food Bank.

We need volunteers throughout the week to assist us with loading/unloading donations, stocking shelves, distributing food, and answering the phone.

We invite you to join us according to your availability. Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch!

Our Wishlist

Our Food Pantry relies on donations from the community to survive.  The following items are always needed (and extremely popular) for our clients.

  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Family Sized Boxes of Cereal
  • Family Sized Fruit Juice
  • Canned Pasta
  • Canned Soup
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Baby Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Shampoo
  • Body Wash
  • Toothpaste
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

If you wish to make a donation to our Food Panty, please stop by during regular food panty hours or contact us.

Hours of Operation

Monday / Wednesday: 8:30AM to 5:30PM
Tuesday: Closed. Confirmed Online Order Pickup Only
Thursday / Friday: 8:30AM to 4:30PM

Harford Community Action Agency will be closed on the following holidays in 2020

  • New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1st
  • Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Monday, January 13th
  • President’s Day – Monday, February 17th
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 25th
  • Independence Day – Saturday, July 4th
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 7th
  • Columbus Day – Monday, October 12th
  • Election Day – Tuesday, November 3rd
  • Veteran’s Day – Monday, November 11th
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26th
  • American Indian Heritage Day – Friday, November 27th
  • Christmas Day – Friday, December 25th

Inclement Weather Policy

Harford Community Action Agency follows Harford County Government’s inclement weather policy. If Harford County is closed, so is HCAA. If Harford County operates on a delayed opening schedule, we will do the same. Please follow up-to-date bulletins on television and radio for information. HCAA will not post a separate closing announcement.

Outreach Events

October 2020
November 2020
No event found!

Please note: 
We know that applying for assistance can be overwhelming.  We are here to help with your SNAP applications.  Unfortunately, Outreach Members in libraries will only be able to help schedule appointments for application assistance.

Pantry Partners

You can also find food pantries throughout the county with the following organizations:

Shoprite Grant Partners:

  • Grove Presbyterian Deacon’s Cupboard
  • Mason Dixon Community Services
  • St. Joan of Arc
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church
  • St. Matthew Lutheran Church
  • The Kitchen Door, c/o Church of St. Patrick

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP):

  • Grove Presbyterian Deacon’s Cupboard
  • Mason Dixon Community Services
  • Smith’s Chapel
  • St. Joan of Arc
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church
  • St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
  • St. Paul’s FISH Pantry
  • Tabitha’s House

Community Partners:

  • Bel Air United Methodist Church
  • Boys & Girls Clubs, Edgewood
  • Breathe 379
  • CharHope
  • Extreme Family Outreach
  • Fallston Presbyterian Church
  • FCCAU
  • Grace Memorial Episcopal Church
  • Harvest House
  • Homecoming Project
  • Inner County Outreach
  • Mann House
  • Oak Grove Baptist Church
  • Praising Through Recovery
  • Ray of Hope Mission
  • St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
  • Village at Lakeview

Title I Pantries:

  • Bakerfield Elementary
  • Deerfield Elementary
  • Edgewood Elementary
  • George D. Lisby Elementary
  • Havre de Grace Elementary
  • Magnolia Elementary
  • William Paca Elementary