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Elsie's Pantry is the food ministry of Peace Lutheran Church, a Reconciling In Christ congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of the pantry is to provide food to the families and households that come to Peace seeking food. Anyone in need of food is welcome.

Important Announcement

Elsie’s Pantry will no longer distribute food twice a month beginning November 1, 2023, instead shifting to a once-a-month distribution on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am-12:00pm. Curbside distribution will remain first come, first served. Visit to find additional food access sites within Charles County.

Distribution Days

Packages of food and meat are distributed on the first Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Anyone in need of food in Charles County is welcome and we provide curbside pickup. An onsite volunteer will direct you to a parking space as you enter the church parking lot.

Distribution Location

Peace Lutheran Church, 401 Smallwood Drive, Saint Charles, Maryland 20602. Phone: +1 301-843-1832  Email:

Additional FoodResources

LifeStyles of Maryland | (301) 609-9900 or 1-866-293-0623 (toll-free)

LifeStyles of Maryland provides compassionate programs and services to those underserved in our community.

Charles County Food Connection

A comprehensive list of food access sites throughout Charles County, Maryland. Site provides a full list of upcoming food availability and food distribution sites searchable by zip code.

Southern Maryland Food Bank & Outreach Services

Catholic Charities (Southern Maryland)

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