Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity Wish List

Bag Lunches for Manna House – on the last Sunday of each month, volunteers meet at UUCC at 7:30am to assemble hundreds of bag lunches for Manna House in Baltimore.  Join us any time!

Got Your Back…Pack – UUCC volunteers gather, sort, and pack a variety of specific food staples for children at our local schools (Cradlerock Elementary, in our backyard, and Talbott Springs Elementary nearby) to take home for the weekends.  This food helps families, who rely on the Free and Reduced-price Meal program on weekdays, ensure that their children will have nutritious meals on the weekends too.

Little Free Pantry – We stock a Little Free Pantry right outside the main entrance to the Owen Brown Interfaith Center.  If you need something, take something.  If you have something to share, leave a donation.

Rise Against Hunger – on the Sunday afternoon of MLK Weekend, UUCC members of all ages gather to pack thousands of meals that are distributed world-wide. Please click HERE to view a thank you for our contribution!

No Child Goes Hungry – During her tenure at UUCC, our former Assistant Minister, Rev. Kären Rasmussen, launched an independent non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating childhood hunger.  Learn more here.

Want a great family-friendly social action project? Can you help with emptying the little red wagons or inventory or shopping for Got Your Back…Pack? To lend your assistance, please click HERE and sign up to help with various jobs.

The Food Insecurities team meets on the third Tuesday of every month at OBIC. For more information, email



All of the food insecurity programs can accept gift cards and we purchase the food

Little Pantry

Soups (pop top preferred)
Mac and cheese
Granola bars
Packs crackers and cheese
Juice boxes
Tuna or canned meats (pop top preferred)
Cans ravioli etc.
Canned fruit
Canned vegetables


Food on the 15th-

Focus on low sodium, low sugar, healthy for senior citizens

Low sodium soups and vegetables
Healthy low sugar cereal
Canned meats – tuna etc.
Canned fruit in own juice


School Programs

Peanut butter
Canned meats i.e. tuna
Small microwavable – mac and cheese, ravioli, spaghetti etc.
Small cereal boxes
Family sized boxes of cereal
Cup of soup
Fruit cups
Boxes mac n cheese
Tuna helper
Canned vegetables
Shelf life milk- individual serving size
Vienna Sausages


  1. Heather Dorst

    A list was mentioned today in the service about kinds of foods which are needed. Where can I find that list? Thanks!

  2. Candy

    Thank you for the information re Pantry. Who is responsible for stocking the overflow in OBIC cupboard, if there is more food than fits in the Little Cupboard? I have food to donate but need to get it to OBIC.

    • Hannah Nelson

      Hi Candy,
      If you can, we prefer that you have the food mailed to OBIC. The OBIC staff will put it by our office. As for who will put the food upstairs, Margaret is in charge of organizing that. You can email her at (or her personal email if you have it).

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