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 3:00 - 5:00pm. You will need to bring a photo ID. Please do not arrive prior to 2:30pm to allow for 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:
Beginning in August 2023, due to the change in school start times, the OMHS Food Pantry will be open from 3:30 - 5:30pm. Please do not arrive prior to 3:00pm to allow for safe student dismissal.
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:
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.