How do I qualify for the monthly food pick up at the department of aging in Frederick, MD?

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I just looked up the website on line, they have M-F hours,, I would go by and have them fill you in. They should also have info on other services. I think I did see the name Forgotten Harvest
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I live in Frederick Co Md also, and I also know several area churches and townships have food banks, do not know if they have a specific "day, or if you can just go when they are open if you need help. Good luck!
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Do you mean the Government food distribution. Here in NJ its handled by United Way and held at a local church. I think you have to receive public assistance, like food stamps, to qualify. Call your local Social Services or UW. They maybe able to help.
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FF, thanks for the explanation.
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GardenArtist, my post was very similar to some of the info you had already posted... we were on at the same time :) I just didn't want to repeat it after I had posted it, so I erased it out.
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Oh, sorry, I missed that the distribution is held at the Dept. of Aging. Contact them; they can tell you which agency makes the distribution and you can contact the agency.

FF, did your post get away from you? I always read your posts, so I'm missing some enlightenment! Maybe it went on a vacation from the heat.
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Do you know which agency sponsors this? Forgotten Harvest? I would contact the agency or person who you advised you about this, find out the name of the agency and call them directly.

In Michigan, the Elder Law of Michigan offers a variety of services, including information on qualification for various programs such as free food distribution. I don't know if MD has a similar agency, but it's worth a try.

Or you could call the local Area Agency on Aging, the city hall in Frederick, the County offices, or your local Senior Centers.

In one township in my area, the Senior Center hosts the Forgotten Harvest distribution. FH held a distribution once after a Senior Expo, comparable to the Area Agency on Aging Expos.

I asked what the qualifications were and was a bit surprised. Families with larger numbers of children were first on the list; it was a gradual lower qualification from there...i.e., lower number of people in families, lower on the list. Single people with no dependents were at the bottom of the list.
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