GEDCO’s CARES serves families and individuals in crisis by connecting our clients with resources that enable movement towards self-sufficiency. These resources include food and emergency financial assistance services.
CARES continues to be run by an extremely dedicated team, consisting of one full time and one part time employee, as well as over 100 volunteers. With the generous support and food donations made by GEDCO’s network of over 50 Member Organizations, individuals, schools, corporations, government agencies, and community groups, GEDCO’s CARES responded to over 3,850 requests for food and financial assistance to 187 families in 2019!
CARES was opened in 1993 by a group of devoted volunteers primarily from churches in the Govans neighborhood of north Baltimore. Their vision was to create a centralized place where area churches could send persons in need and know they would be served more effectively and efficiently.
- Client-Choice Food Pantry: This dignified model of service allows our customer-clients to be the decision
makers as they choose the food that their household members prefer. A nutrition guideline based on family size is provided on-site for assistance. Hours of Operation are Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00am-11:00am, and Saturdays from 10:00am-12:00 noon.
- Emergency Financial Assistance Center: Assists individuals and families with pending evictions, utility shut-offs and prescription needs. Hours of Operation are Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00am-11:00am.
For More Information
Contact GEDCO’s CARES at 410-532-2273.
View our map (5502 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212 behind St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church). CARES serves the zip code areas of 21210, 21212, 21239, and 21218 from the city line to 33rd Street.
Food donations and deliveries are accepted from 9:00 a.m.-12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and also every Saturday from 10:00am-1 p.m.