OMHS Food Pantry

The Oakland Mills HS Food Pantry serves the Oakland Mills community and beyond. Families are not required to have a student at OMHS to access the Food Pantry. The OMHS Food Pantry distributes non-perishable foods, produce, and bread once per month to families in need.

Upcoming Food Pantry Dates

The OMHS Food Pantry is open the last Wednesday of the month *unless otherwise indicated, from 3:30 - 5:30pm. You will need to bring a photo ID. Please do not arrive prior to 3:00pm to allow for safe student dismissal. Also, please remain in your car and a volunteer will come to your vehicle. Due to high volume, please be aware that wait times could be in excess of 40 minutes.

The Food Pantry will be open on the following dates:​​ 

  • August 30, 2023
  • September 27, 2023
  • October 25, 2023
  • November 15, 2023*
  • December 20, 2023*
  • January 31, 2024
  • February 28, 2024
  • March 20, 2024*
  • April 24, 2024
  • May 29, 2024
  • June 12, 2024 - Please note the date change

How to Donate to the Food Pantry

In a typical month, the OMHS Food Pantry currently serves between 70 and 80 families (amounting to close to 400 people). While the OMHS Food Pantry receives a monthly food allocation from the Howard County Food Bank, the pantry is supported primarily through donations. The OM community, friends, and family generously donate non-perishable items, diapers, and baby wipes, as well as making monetary donations that are used to purchase fresh produce and bread on distribution days.

The items we distribute and are always in need of include:

  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned protein (tuna, chicken, salmon)
  • A variety of canned fruit
  • A variety of canned vegetables
  • Canned soups and/or gravy
  • Canned pasta
  • Canned beans
  • Dry pasta
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Juice
  • Dry cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Baking mixes
  • Dry beans
  • Rice
  • Ramen noodles
  • Boxed stuffing
  • Potato products
  • A variety of snack foods (to include raisins, nuts, granola bars, chips, fruit snacks, cookies, crackers, etc.)
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby wipes

Please ensure that donated goods are in sealed packages and have not expired.

If you prefer to shop online, we also maintain an Amazon Wish List, and items are shipped directly to OMHS.