Community Assistance Network provides supplemental food to income-eligible, Baltimore County Residents.  The supplemental food package provides breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks per day for seven days based on a family size of four.  Larger families can expect to receive a food supplement that adequately addresses the needs of their family.

  It is the goal of the CAN pantry to provide individuals and families with a nutritionally balanced food supplement package.  We strive to provide staples from each major food group to each household. Please be advised the supplemental package contents may vary depending on received donations and available inventory.


  The CAN pantry recognizes that individuals in our community benefit when we have various

miscellaneous items available. We work diligently to secure donations of pet food, laundry, detergent, soap, shampoo, conditioner, household goods, toiletries and so much more.  Let us know what you need!  Please be advised there is a limit of three miscellaneous items per household.

 Renovation Update

Community Assistance Network has completed renovating and expanding our Dundalk location. Our goal is to provide Baltimore County residents who utilize our services, a more dignified and comfortable experience. As part of our renovation, we included a client choice food pantry that allows qualifying community members to choose their own grocery items instead of receiving a pre-packaged box of supplemental food. CAN has also implemented new technology called PantrySoft, this new feature gives food pantry clients the convenience of remote grocery ordering. 

Inclement Weather Advisory

Community Assistance Networks' food pantry will be closed when there is inclement weather. We typically follow Baltimore County government closings and delays. We may also close when the Baltimore County government does not if we feel it is unsafe for staff and visitors. Please call the main office number at 410-285-4674 for up-to-date information before traveling to CAN. If CAN is closed due to inclement weather and you are due to receive pantry services, you may come the next day we are open.

Food Pantry Address

7900 E. Baltimore Street, 21224 (Dundalk area)

Open Monday - Friday

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM

1:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Clients MUST arrive 15 minutes prior to the end of each distribution session to receive pantry services. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made. We thank you for your understanding as we strive to meet your needs while following COVID-19 protocols and servicing an influx of new and returning clients.

Eligible recipients may receive supplemental food once every 30 days. 

Saturday Distributions

 Resuming in March:

  • 3/12/22

  • 4/9/22

  • 5/14/22

  • 6/11/22

  • 7/9/22

  • 8/13/22

  • 9/10/22

  • 10/8/22

  • 11/12/22

2022 Holiday Closings and Hours

  • New Year’s Day - Jan 3, 2022

  • Martin Luther King Day - Jan 17, 2022  

  • President’s Day - Feb 21, 2022  

  • Memorial Day -  May 30, 2022 

  • Juneteenth - June 20, 2022

  • Independence Day - July 4, 2022 

  • Labor Day - Sept 5, 2022 

  • Columbus Day - Oct 10, 2022 

  • Veteran’s Day - Nov 11, 2022 

  • Day before Thanksgiving - Nov 23, 2022 (9am-1pm)

  • Thanksgiving Day -  Nov 24, 2022

  • Day after Thanksgiving - Nov 25, 2022 

  • Christmas Holiday - Dec 26, 2022 

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Documents Needed for Food Pantry Assistance


1. Primary household member 18 and over must be present.

2. Current State ID for Primary household member18 and over with Current Baltimore County address.

  • Proof of replacement ID/DL accepted

  • Some other forms of ID accepted (Jail release ID, Hospital)

3. Social Security Cards for all household members are required on the first and redetermination visits (every six months).

  • Proof of replacement from Social Security Administration receipt accepted

4. Income information for all household members 

  • SSI, SSDI, TCA, Food Stamps, Section 8, Paystubs for last 30 days, child support, unemployment, or pension.

  • If no source of income, client will need to sign No income verification letter to support lack of income.

5. Proof of Baltimore County Residence i.e. Current Lease, Utility Bill

6. Authorized Power of Attorney or Proxy notarized letter from Client along with signed HMIS consent form

The Can Food Pantry is here to serve and assist you.  You may contact the food pantry manager,

Carla Schroyer at 410-285-4674 ext. 112 or