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

It is the goal of the CAN Community Choice Pantry to provide individuals and families with nutritionally-balanced food supplements. We strive to provide staples from each major food group to each household. Please be advised that items may vary depending on received donations and available inventory.


The CAN Community Choice Pantry works diligently to secure donations of pet food, laundry detergent, soap, shampoo, conditioner, household goods, toiletries and so much more. These items are available to our neighbors as supplies last. If there is anything else you need, please let us know.


Community Choice Pantry Address

7900 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 (Dundalk area)

Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Closed Tuesday 

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM

1:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Neighbors in need of pantry services MUST arrive by 10:45AM or 2:45PM. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made. If we reach capacity, we may close doors earlier than posted times. 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. 

Newly Constructed Community Pantry

Community Assistance Network has completed renovating and expanding our Dundalk location. We provide Baltimore County residents who utilize our services, a more dignified and comfortable experience. As part of our renovation, we included a community choice pantry that allows qualifying community members to choose their own grocery items instead of receiving a pre-packaged box of supplemental food. 

Inclement Weather Advisory

Community Assistance Network's Community Choice 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 or check our CAN social media page (Facebook), 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.

2023 Holiday Closings and Hours

  • New Year’s Day - Monday, January 2, 2023

  • Martin Luther King Day - Jan 16, 2023

  • President’s Day - Feb 20, 2022  

  • Memorial Day -  May 29, 2023 

  • Juneteenth - June 19, 2023

  • Independence Day - July 4, 2023

  • Labor Day - Sept 4, 2023 

  • Indigenous People's Day - Oct 9, 2023 

  • Veteran’s Day - Nov 10, 2023 

  • Day before Thanksgiving - Nov 22, 2023 (Open 9am-10:45am ONLY)

  • Thanksgiving Day -  Nov 23, 2023

  • Day after Thanksgiving - Nov 24, 2023

  • Christmas Eve (observed) - Dec 22, 2023 (Open 9am-1pm ONLY) 

  • Christmas Holiday - Dec 25, 2023 

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Documents Needed for Community Choice Pantry Assistance


Primary household member, aged 18 and over, must be present with the following documents: 

1. Current State ID or Picture ID with a current Baltimore County address

  • Proof of replacement ID/DL accepted

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

2. Income information for ALL household members 

  • SSI, SSDI, TCA, 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

3. Verification of Address

  • You MUST be a Baltimore County resident 

  • Provide at least ONE of the following: Deed, current lease, current BGE bill, or other current document with your name and address 

   *Your lease will be verified. We will only accept typed, legitimate leases for properties that are registered in       Maryland as rental properties. 

   *If you are living with another household member who also utilizes pantry services, they will need to add you   as a household member. 

4. Authorized Power of Attorney or Proxy notarized letter along with signed HMIS consent form (if applicable)

5. For EACH dependent child (younger than 18 years old) you must provide ONE of the following: 

  • Birth certificate that shows you are the natural parent of the child 

  • Copy of a school registration form 

  • Court order that gives you custody or guardianship of the child you want to add 

6. All additional household members 18 and over that would like to receive pantry services at the same address as the head of household MUST provide the same information as the head of household (ID, income, address verification, power of attorney or proxy letter) 

CAN's Community Choice Pantry is here to serve and assist you. You may contact the Community Choice Pantry Manager, Carla Schroyer at 410-285-4674 ext. 112 or

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