Breakfast and lunch are served daily to encourage residents with substance abuse disorders to focus more fully on their recovery while undergoing treatment at Turning Point Clinic, a mission-based nonprofit substance abuse clinic that serves more than 2,500 clients each day. The doors are open to anyone who needs help -- with or without insurance. One in five patients at Turning Point are homeless and would not eat without support from the New Life Food Pantry.
The New Life Food Pantry distributes emergency food boxes to residents in need and also buys, assembles, and distributes bags of groceries to those referred to us by the 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline and Manna House. We also give food bags to senior citizens, very low-income residents, the homeless, and patients from Turning Point Clinic who show a continued commitment to recovering from their substance abuse disorders.
New Life Food Pantry is based in an area of Baltimore deemed to be a "food desert" -- meaning there are no nearby grocery stores or farmers markets where residents can buy food. We solve that problem by hosting community markets where the fresh produce and other food we receive from generous donors -- including the Maryland Food Bank -- is distributed to needy residents.