Food Pantry


Hunger is a real problem in McElderry Park, the neighborhood surrounding Amazing Grace. Many people lack access to regular meals and healthful, natural foods.

Since 2008, the Center for Grace-full Living has housed a food pantry that is open twice weekly. We are one of the few food pantries in Baltimore that are “client choice,” which allows our visitors to decide what they will take home to feed their families.

Through our partnership with the Maryland Food Bank, we can purchase food at a very low cost and provide a variety of items to our clients. We also regularly participate in the MD Food Bank’s produce drop program.

Fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the Amazing Port Street garden are distributed to our neighbors through the food pantry. In addition, community members also share food from the Amazing Rose Street garden.

Many members of our community deal with chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

It is especially important to provide our children with healthy food and lifestyle choices as they grow. We run an after school program on Tuesdays and Thursdays (4-5) that features gardening, health and wellness elements.    graden-pic


More Information

Food Pantry Hours:

Wednesdays, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Please sign up in advance (call the church office for more information)
*We are only able to serve residents of zip codes 21205, 21224, and 21231*

Contact Us:

For Pantry Information: Carol Perlie, Health and Healing Ministry Coordinator

For Garden Information: Jennifer Kunze,

(410) 276-5674

Our Partners:

+ Maryland Food Bank
+ St. John’s Lutheran Church – Sweet Air
+ Panera Bread Cafe-Bakery, Pratt Street                                                                                                                                                  bagels-panera-bread-drop
+ Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
+ Diakon Kathryn’s Closet
+ Charm City Clinic
+ Dept. of Health, Behavior & Society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Why Client Choice?
2008 National Blueprint to End Hunger

Gardeners: Donate your extra harvest to a local food pantry!


bread-for-the-journey-bread-pic Bread for The Journey Soup Kitchen

Hunger is a real problem in the McElderry Park and the neighborhoods surrounding Amazing Grace. Bread for the Journey offer prepared hot/cold food to individuals who may not have homes, un-employed, in between pay etc. Our guest look forward to breaking bread every Tuesday @ 12:30-1:30p.m. in a safe and welcoming environment. Each Tuesday every person can look forward to enjoying anything from soup and sandwiches to baked chicken, green beans and mashed potatoes Prepared by Chef Daisy and our partners Prince of Peace Baptist Church(Who alternates Tuesdays with Chef Daisy). We treat everyone with respect, love and dignity as we serve those from our East Baltimore community. Before service is started grace is said to prepare hearts and minds to receive. If you want to be a partner, make donations and contributions are welcomed in order to offer this consistently to those in need. Please contact the church office.

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Bread for The Journey’s: Chef Daisy Brown