Welcome the Baltimore Chapter of the So What Else Food Program!

The So What Else Baltimore Food Program was founded in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and pervasive, systemic hunger in Baltimore. Today, the chapter hosts over 28 food distributions, community deliveries, and ad-hoc drop-offs in all four corners of Baltimore and beyond. While the program is primarily focused on serving West Baltimore, there are distribution locations in Hamilton, Highlandtown, Downtown, Dundalk, UMBC, and more. 

Baltimore Mobile Food Distributions

So What Else Baltimore proudly serves the Greater-Baltimore region with dozens of mobile food distributions all across the city and beyond. The schedule each week changes so be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for real time updates.

Please Note:

  • All food is available on a first-come, first-serve basis until resources run out. The majority of our fresh food is recovered — meaning that the variety, quantity, and quality is subject to change from day to day.
  • Please bring a bag or cart with you when arriving at a distribution as the number of bags and boxes we have are limited and subject to running out.
  • Please note that some distributions are reserved exclusively for clients of the organizations we partner with. Any distribution that is exclusive to a particular clientele and not open to the general public will be marked with a “*”. To see if you qualify for these resources, please reach out to the partner organization to learn more.

Weekly Distributions:

  • The Food Project | Held every Tuesday and Thursday at 424 S Pulaski St, Baltimore, MD, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
  • Sandtown Distribution with Kindness Connected and Standing Strong Mentoring Program | Held every Tuesday in the lot adjacent to 1425 Riggs Ave, Baltimore, MD, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Clothing support is also provided at this distribution.
  • St. Francis Neighborhood Center | Held every Wednesday from 10:30 am to 11:30 pm at 2405 Linden Ave, Baltimore MD.
  • Umar Boxing | Held every Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at 1217 W North Ave.
  • City Place on the Avenue | Held every Thursday from 11:00 am to 11:30 am at 610 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD, in front of the City Place on the Avenue leasing office.
  • East View Communities | Held every Thursday from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm at 906 N Caroline St, Baltimore, MD, in front of the East View Communities apartment complex.
  • UMBC Retriever Essentials* | Held every Thursday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in front of the library at 1046 Walker Ave, Baltimore, MD. *This distribution is exclusive to UMBC students and faculty. If you are a student or faculty member and would like to learn more, please reach out to Ariel at 443-791-5448.
  • Comite Latino and Esperanza Center at the Salem Methodist Church | Held every Friday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at 3405 Gough St, Baltimore, MD.
  • Still Standing By Grace | Held every Monday at 1003 Patapsco Ave, Baltimore, MD from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
  • Lakeview Towers Apartments | Held every Wednesday at 727 Druid Park Lake Dr, Baltimore, MD from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
  • Love and Cornbread | Go to https://www.loveandcornbread.org/ to learn more.
  • Feeding the Flock | Held every Tuesday at 5801 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

Bi-Weekly Distributions:

  • Thread at TouchPoint* | Held on the first, third, and fifth (if applicable) Wednesday of every month at 2401 Liberty Heights Ave. This distribution is exclusive to Thread students and families. If you are a student or family member and would like to learn more, please reach out to Victoria at 410-929-0662.
  • The Good Trouble Church at the Y Not Lot | Held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at 4 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD.

Monthly Distributions:

  • Frederick Elementary School* | Held on the last Wednesday of every month at 2501 Frederick Ave, Baltimore, MD. *This distribution is exclusive to Frederick Elementary families. If you are a student or family member and would like to learn more, please contact Nikka at 443-475-6635.
  • Holabird Academy * | Held on the first Tuesday of every month at 1500 Imla St, Baltimore, MD. *This distribution is exclusive to Holabird Academy families. If you are a student or family member and would like to learn more, please contact Benita at 410-314-8088.
  • Soccer Without Borders* | Held on the third Tuesday of every month at 3700 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD. *This distribution is exclusive to Soccer Without Borders families. If you are a student or family member and would like to learn more, please contact Larree at 504-478-7419.
  • Dreamworks CDC (at Speak to My Heart Ministries) | Held on the second Tuesday of every month at 3903 W Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 
  • Oasis Health Ventures* | Held on the second Monday of every month at 2700 W Coldspring Ln, Baltimore, MD from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. *This distribution is exclusive to Oasis Health Patients. To learn more go to https://oasishealthventures.com/.
  • Berkshire Elementary School* | Held on the fourth Monday of every month at 7431 Poplar Ave, Baltimore, MD. *This distribution is exclusive to Berkshire Elementary families. If you are a student or family member and would like to learn more, please contact Mariyah Wright at 410-236-8242.
  • Jones Falls Giveaway | Held on the second Saturday of every month at 400 E Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

Baltimore Resource Center

In 2023, So What Else Baltimore proudly opened its very first brick-and-mortar Resource Center and Pantry in the heart of Southwest Baltimore, allowing the chapter to further support the surrounding Carrollton Ridge community. Though most clients are from the area, all Maryland residents are welcome to stop by and pick up from the center.

The Baltimore Resource Center is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Items available for pick-up include clothing, shoes, non-perishable food items, diapers, cleaning supplies, hygiene kits and more. Items are distributed on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.

To schedule an appointment contact Joe at 443-253-7258.

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