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, and over 100 volunteers. With the generous support and food donations made by GEDCO’s fifty-three Member Organizations, individuals, schools, corporations, government agencies, and community groups, GEDCO’s CARES served over 1500 households in 2012!

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.

  • Employees: Rachael Neill 

  • 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 9:00am-12 noon on Wednesdays, and from 10:00am-12 noon on Saturdays.
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