'Food Access Network’ Community Food Access Program

The Food Access Network is the Local Meals sponsored program facilitating all donations of food, equipment and financial support. To spread awareness, restaurants and other local food retailers can donate a portion of their proceeds through this campaign with a goal of providing 1 free meal for every 10 paid meals through program partners.


The Food Access Network is a community based organization with a non-profit fiscal sponsor coordinating free and EBT food access for the underserved and elderly using rapid distribution processes accommodating multiple types of supplies and services for community members as a single interaction conducted under secure sanitary protocols.

Local Meals Partnering Organizations

Partner businesses and organizations work with the community in various capacities and are included in our coordination and outreach efforts.

Echo Resource Development
Echo’s mission is to build safe, healthy communities by empowering and connecting people and the organizations that serve them.

Baltimore Connect

Baltimore CONNECT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to better link social and healthcare services across Baltimore. CONNECT was formerly a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded community engagement study between 20 community-based organizations and the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Arabber Preservation Society

The Arabber Preservation Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and preservation of Baltimore’s horse-cart vendors (The Arabbers) and functional horse-cart vending (arabbing).

Men and Families Center

We strive to improve the quality of relationships between parents and their children, thus enhancing the preservation of families. The Center is a coordinating place for East Baltimore and their families that increases the accessibility of services and specific needs through a holistic array of services that are designated to meet adults where they are and move them towards self-improvement.

Action In Maturity 
With a mission to empower older adults in the Baltimore metropolitan area to maintain their independence and quality of life with access to transportation, outreach, and social services, AIM has been serving Baltimore seniors since 1973.

Asylee Women Enterprise
Serving the food needs for roughly 800 individuals in Baltimore City.

Strength to Love II

Strength to Love II is a community based program in west Baltimore’s Sandtown- Winchester neighborhood that uses a 1.5 acre farm to offer employment to citizens returning to the community from incarceration. The farm also helps to address the food apartheid issue in and surrounding our neighborhood. As a program of the nonprofit Intersection of Change, we follow a mission statement that seeks to enrich the economic, social and spiritual lives of those dealing with poverty related issues in our community.

BLISS Meadows

BLISS Meadows is a 10 acre land reclamation project geared toward food justice and creating equitable access to green space in northeast Baltimore City. Our mission is to engage communities of color in Baltimore on nature connection, self reliance, and sustainability.


HeartSmiles was founded in 2015 by west Baltimore native Joni Holifield with a mission to provide exceptional enrichment and leadership development opportunities to youth in Baltimore’s most under-served communities. We place our young people directly at the intersection of access and opportunity helping them to achieve success on their own terms.

Fell’s Point Farmers Market

Join us weekly for FRESH LOCAL food and crafts! The market opens every Saturday at 7:30am until 12:30pm with all your local favorite vendors. Our 10th season on Broadway Square runs May 2nd through December 19th. Broadway Square is located of the corner of Broadway Street and Thames Street! So join the fun and shop the best local produce, on-site bites, grab-n-go treats and the most unique locally made gifts at Baltimore’s Best waterfront market!

Located just blocks away from downtown hotels and easily accessible from the Water Taxi (Landing 11).

32nd Street Farmers Market

Despite the closures statewide, we are (at this point) STILL open this Saturday and will be taking recommended precautions.

We are in agreement with the Maryland Farmers Market Association that:

“It is vital that health officials understand that farmers’ markets are essential resources because they provide food in communities that would otherwise not be available. Farmers markets should be considered alongside grocery stores and drugstores to be high priorities to remain open.”

Learn’In to Live Again

LiLA provides transitional support services within a structured and supervised environment. Services include behavioral and psychological health services, housing, job readiness and training, employment, peer coaching, mentoring, and community leadership.