While Retrievers Essentials items will be available at the Campus Police Station and True Grits for immediate relief, please refer to the following resources in case you or anyone you know needs further assistance relating to food and housing access.
Food Pantries Nearby
Search your nearest food pantry here:
Food pantries around UMBC:
Catonsville Emergency Assistance
Southwest Emergency Services
Elkridge Food Pantry
Service area map for these three pantries
Shelters and emergency services
Baltimore County Westside Men's Shelter (open 24 hours within a mile’s distance)*
My Sister’s Place
Please note that there are certain stipulations involved while staying in a shelter. Usually it means you are given a bed, you are supposed to store your belongings underneath the bed etc. Prior to arrival please check with the shelter staff you are intending to stay at.
We are grateful for the UMBC community's care, kindness and continued support. It is our collective grit that keeps us going.
The Retriever Essentials team