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care-icon2The care categories below are links to the nearest shelters closest to the Bowie area.  A number of churches in the area participate in the “warm nights” program of the community ministries of Prince George’s County. 

Call the P.G. County Dept. of Social Services Homeless Hotline at 888-731-0999 to find out more about these programs.

Bowie Food Pantry

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The Bowie Interfaith Pantry and Emergency Aid Fund is located at 2614 Kenhill Drive, Suite 134, Bowie, MD 20715. Its mission is to serve with respect, dignity, and without discrimination those in need of its community by providing food, financial assistance and other resource referrals. Hours of operation are Mon., Wed., and Fri. from 9 AM-12 Noon and the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 6-7pm.

There are a variety of ways you can help. Donations are encouraged for food items, fresh produce, financial contributions, and personal care items. Groups and individuals also are encouraged to join the Adopt-a-Shelf and Shop-a-Shelf Programs. Please see the website for more information.

Church/Organization Link Contact
All Saints Lutheran Church

Pastor Gary Rhinesmith

301-749-6300

 Ascension Catholic Church

Pastor Larry Young

301-262-2227

 Bowie Church of Christ

Pastor Winston Curry

301-262-1511

 Bowie City Church

Pastor Dione Bowlding

301-821-6532

 Christ Community Church

Pastor Charles Fox, Jr.

301-249-7211

Christian Community Presbyterian Church Pastor James Brassard
Church of the Redeemer

Pastor James Choi

301-262-7888

Cresthill Baptist Church

Pastor Jimmy Painter

301-262-4141

 Grace Baptist Church

Pastor Mark Tanious

Pastor Brody Wolcott

301-262-1767

 Grace Lutheran Church

Pastor Wendy Deeben

301-262-7625

Greater Mount Nebo Church

Pastor Jonathan Weaver

301-249-7545

Mt. Oak Fellowship

Pastor Bob Barnes

301-249-2230

Harriette Thompson

Reformed Presbyterian Church

Pastor Mike Coleman

301-262-2280

 

St. Edwards Catholic Church

Father John Barry

301-249-9199

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church

Pastor Daniel Mejia

301-262-1408

St. Pius X Catholic Church

Father Mike Jones

301-262-2141

Trinity Lutheran Church

Pastor Jaim Gann

301-262-5475

United Parish of Bowie

 Pastor Chris Deacon

301-249-6411

Village Baptist Church

Pastor Bruce Salmon

301-249-6448

 

 

food-distribution2Church Food Distribution

A number of churches in Bowie provide groceries to families in need. The following table provides local church food distribution contacts:

Church Link Contact Description
Cornerstone

Pastor Jonathan Gray

care@cag.org
301-262-6266

 Distribution every Tuesday  4:30pm @ rear entrance
St. Pius X Participates with Assumption Catholic
Trinity Lutheran Church  Pastor Harris

 

clothesline2Clothing Ministry

Clothing ministries accept, sort, and distribute clothing donations to people who are in need of clothing. Local clothing ministry contacts are provided below.

Church Link Contact Description
Grace Baptist Church Closet Ministry
Joy Wolcott
Largo Community Church 301-249-2255  Martha’s Closet is an interfaith service center that provides food and clothing to individuals and families, at 1701 Enterprise Road.

 

Sacred Heart Church

 

 House on a Hill accepts clothing drop-offs Monday through Friday 9:15 to 11:15 am at 16501 Annapolis Road.

 

crop-walkCROP Walk

Hunger education sponsored by Church World Service. Participants include:

Church Link Contact Description
All Saints Lutheran Church

Diane Cvitko

410-571-8413

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church www.crophungerwalk.org
Rick Miller240-339-1932

 

oil-and-flourElijah’s Bowl Lunches

Elijah’s Bowl Lunches is hosted by many of the same churches that host Warm Nights. All lunches are served at Grace Lutheran Church from noon to 2pm on the second Saturday of every month.  Participants include:

Church Link Contact
All Saints Lutheran Church Linda Blaine
301-262-8922
Bowie Church of Christ
Christian Community Presbyterian Church  Paul Sell
301-809-5825
Grace Lutheran Church  Wendy Deeben
301-262-7625
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Steve Esmacher
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church
St Pius X
Trinity Lutheran Church Jean Lawrence
301-262-5475
Village Baptist

 

 

LHS2Emergency Shelters

 

Organization
Description
Annapolis Lighthouse Shelter
202 West Street
Annapolis, MD
410-263-1835
Baltimore Rescue Mission
4 South Central Avenue
Baltimore, MD
410-342-1323
Gospel Rescue Mission
810 5th Street NW
Washington DC
202-842-1731
Be there by 2:30 PM to be in line for a stay that evening.  Doors open at 3:00 PM.  Depart by 9:00 AM
Prince Georges Homeless Hotline
“Warm Nights” program –
a rotating shelter of 32 host churches …

November thru April
1-888-731-0999
301-864-7140

 

 

Homeless Shelter Ministry

homeless-shelterSee Warm Nights for provision of food and shelter for a week during the winter months. Warm Nights is organized by the non-profit Community Crisis Services, Inc. (CCSI). Host churches (one week at a time) provide volunteers to stay overnight along with CCSI staff. Contact Laila Riazi, Director of Development, CCSI, at 1-888-731-0999 for more information.

Church/Organization Link Contact Description
All Saints Lutheran Church Linda Blaine
301-262-8922
 Participates in the Warm Nights Program
Bowie Church of Christ
Christian Community Presbyterian Church  Paul Sell
301-809-5825
 Participates in the Warm Nights Program
Community Crisis Services, Inc. (CCSI) Assistance to the homeless
Grace Lutheran Church Wendy Deeben
301-262-7625
 Participates in the Warm Nights Program
Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church  Participates in the Warm Nights Program
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Steve Esmacher  Participates in the Warm Nights Program
Reformed Presbyterian Church of Bowie Mark Wallace Prepares meals for those staying at churches participating in the Warm Nights Program
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
St. Edwards Prepares meals for those living in shelters
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church  Participates in the Warm Nights Program
St Pius X  Participates in the Warm Nights Program
Trinity Lutheran Church Jean Lawrence
301-262-5475
 Participates in Warm Nights Program.
Village Baptist  Participates in the Warm Nights Program

 

Martha’s Table

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Martha’s Table is organized by Community Crisis Services, Inc. (the same organization that organizes Warm Nights). Contact Laila Riazi, Director of Development, CCSI, at 1-888-731-0999 for more information.

Church/Organization Link Contact Description
Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church Once a month provide volunteers to distribute fresh produce, dry and can goods at area schools to parents of children who receive free lunch or reduced lunch.
Mt. Oak Fellowship

Jane Nelson

301-249-2230

On the last Sunday of the month, members of the congregation make sandwiches and deliver them to Martha’s Table in DC.
Village Baptist Church Dr. Bruce Salmon
301-249-6448
Every other month, they collect fresh produce and delivers it to Martha’s Table in DC.

 

 

hungry1Meals

Several churches in Bowie provide food to those in need of a meal, including those shown in the table below:

Church Link Contact Description
New Song Bible Fellowship Manna Ministries Provision of food relief to the community
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church Lorri Meadows Provision of food to those in need of a meal, cooked and delivered
United Parish of Bowie Souper Bowl of Caring Food to the homeless on Super Bowl Sunday
Village Baptist Souper Bowl of Caring

 

 

SHARE (Bowie Lions Club)

lions-club-logo1SHARE supplemental food program of the Bowie Lions Club helps those in need to receive food at low cost. Call 301-262-7694. As always, the Lions collect old glasses and help to provide services to the blind.

 

Warm Nights

warm-nightsProvision of food and shelter for a week during the winter months. Warm Nights is organized by the non-profit Community Crisis Services, Inc. (CCSI). Host churches (one week at a time) provide volunteers to stay overnight along with CCSI staff. Area churches often help provide meals, while another church is hosting. Contact Laila Riazi, Director of Development, CCSI,at 1-888-731-0999 for more information.

Church Link Contact Description
All Saints Lutheran Church Linda Blaine
301-262-8922
 Participates in the Warm Nights Program
Bowie Church of Christ
Christ Community Presbyterian Church  Paul Sell
301-809-5825
 Participates in the Warm Nights Program
Grace Lutheran Church  Wendy Deeben
301-262-7625
 Participates in the Warm Nights Program
Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church Participates in the Warm Nights Program
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Steve Esmacher  Participates in the Warm Nights Program
Reformed Presbyterian Church of Bowie Mark Wallace Prepares meals for those staying at churches participating in the Warm Nights Program
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
St. Edwards Prepares meals for those living in shelters
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church  Participates in the Warm Nights Program
St Pius X  Participates in the Warm Nights Program
Trinity Lutheran Church Jean Lamrouex  Participates in the Warm Nights Program
Village Baptist  Participates in the Warm Nights Program

 

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