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Delegate Shaneka Henson speaking on the house floor.

Building a Resilient Future for
Maryland District 30-A


Food & Pantry Resources 

  • City of Annapolis, Office of Emergency Management, Every Friday 12:00pm-2:00pm, Pip Moyer Recreation center, Every Friday-12-2pm, To be placed on the list, call/e-mail Office of Emergency Management: (410) 216 - 9167;


  • St. Luke’s Food, Baby & Senior Pantry at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1101 Bay Ridge Ave., every Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm, (food, infant formula, diapers and wipes, adult formula supplement and adult incontinence protection items), bring ID.


  • Mills Parole Elementary School, 1 George & Marion Phelps Lane Annapolis, MD, every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 10:00am-12:00pm.


  • Asbury United Methodist Church, 87 West St Annapolis MD, has a food pantry available ever Wed. and Fri. from 9AM - 11AM.


  • Heritage Baptist Church, 1740 Forest Drive Annapolis MD, has food giveaway every Tuesday 9:30am-11am (must provide ID and proof of residency)


  • First Baptist Church of Annapolis, 31 W. Washington Street, gives away pantry bags and prepared meals every Saturday, 11 am - 1 pm


  • Discoveries: the Library at the Mall in Westfield Annapolis Mall, gives away baby/infant supplies and menstrual products every Saturday from 10 am - 12 pm.


  • Cornerstone Church: Rotating HACA communities on the second Saturday of each month (May - Bloomsbury, June - Eastport, July - Morris Blum, August - Robinwood). Each giveaway will be 12:30pm 2:30pm.


Call 410-260-2211 to Schedule a Fresh Food Delivery Option

COVID Resources 

  • Bivalent Booster Available-- CDC recommends that people ages 5 years and older receive one updated (bivalent) booster if it has been at least 2 months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose, whether that was their final primary series dose, or an original (monovalent) booster. People who have gotten more than one original (monovalent) booster are also recommended to get an updated (bivalent) booster. Find more on vaccine eligibility HERE

  • Maryland COVID-19 Preparedness/NEW Testing Site-- MDH has a state-run testing site at Anne Arundel Medical Center, open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for walk-in PCR tests only. This site only offers PCR testing (no at-home test kits will be provided). Find more COVID-19 testing HERE

  • Latest on M-pox Outbreak Vaccination Pre-registration System--our struggle against MPX continues to show great promise. MDH encourages all Maryland residents to follow the recommended prevention steps HERE and to get vaccinated if exposed to MPX or are at higher risk of being exposed. See our update on the Maryland's response to the outbreak HERE. For more frequently asked questions about M-pox, check out this link HERE. Sign Up HERE

  • Free Take Home COVID Test Beginning Dec.19th residents can order the fourth round of free rapid tests offered this year by the U.S. Department of Health. Test kits will be delivered by USPS mail. Order your test click HERE

Extreme Weather Resources 

Find shelter in extreme weather at these warming/cooling centers: 

  • County Police Department District Stations will be available 24/7.

  • County Senior Activity Center Community Rooms will be available during business hours (8:30am-4pm) Monday through Friday.

  • Public Libraries will be available during business hours (10am-9pm) Monday through Thursday and (10am-5pm) Friday through Saturday.

  • Anyone who needs sheltering, special accommodations, or has public inquiries can contact the Crisis Warmline at 410-768-5522.

Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention

  • Anne Arundel County Eviction Prevention Program- offers assistance with eviction prevention, first month's rent. Financial assistance is based on availability of funds, and only pays a portion of the bill. Clients are counseled on finances and budgeting. County Police Department District Stations will be available 24/7. Contact ACDS HERE or call 410-222-7600

  • Lighthouse- Offers a homeless prevention support center. Provides an emergency shelter, transitional and supportive housing, a food pantry and lunch program and financial assistance. Contact Lighthouse at 10 Hudson Street Annapolis, MD or online HERE or call 410-349-5056

  • Homelessness Prevention Program- assists individuals and families facing a housing crisis. Funding is available for small one-time crisis grants to keep those facing eviction, safely housed. Case management and counseling is provided to those households in need and for early intervention to prevent eviction. If you are currently experiencing homelessness and need resources or services you can contact the Coordinated Entry Screening line Monday – Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm at 410-417-7260. Please contact Justin Bieler at 443-534-2079 or 

  • Foreclosure Prevention- Call (888) 995-HOPE, the Homeowner's HOPE Hotline, to reach a nonprofit, HUD-approved counselor through HOPE NOW, a cooperative effort of mortgage counselors and lenders to assist homeowners.

Utility Assistance & Other Resources

  • Energy Bill Relief Program- The energy bill relief program will allow qualified families and individuals impacted by COVID to apply for special assistance through Anne Arundel’s Community Action Agency. Please call the Community Action Agency's 24/7 hotline at 833-888-0401 for more information, and for emergency assistance to avoid shut-off.

  • OHEP’s Local Home Energy Program- supports income-eligible residents of Anne Arundel County by helping reduce the costs of their heating and electricity bills. Staff members are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to assist clients applying for services. To check your OHEP status, click the button below. Contact Community Action Agency HERE or call 410-626-1900

  • Maryland 211- provides a searchable database of assistance resources. Call 2-1-1 or visit online HERE

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Delegate Shaneka Henson

6 Bladen Street, Room 154

Annapolis, MD 21401

410-841-3045 | 301-858-3045



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