Brown Bag Program

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This food program is a partnership with the Capital Area Community Food Bank. It offers seniors on a fixed income the ability to supplement their existing food budget through the distribution of nutritious nonperishable food items and toiletries.

Participants receive a minimum of one bag of supplemental food and toiletries each month. Participants pick up their distributions on the third Tuesday of the month at the GAIL Office (25 Crescent Road, Second Floor). Green Ridge House residents pick up their bags in the lobby of the building and homebound residents have their bags delivered to their door. The goal of this program is to offer seniors the opportunity to get out of their homes and socialize in addition to supplementing their diet. For a $10 donation, you receive 12 bags of groceries over the course of the year at a cost of $0.83 per bag. Income guidelines do apply.


The Brown Bag Program Application is provided here for your convenience. You may fill it out online and save it if you have Adobe Reader 8 or higher. After you fill it out, save the form and email it to Christal Batey. By typing in your name in the signature line, you agree to have signed the form.

If you don't want to fill it out online, you may simply print the form, fill it out, and mail it to:

Christal Batey
City of Greenbelt
25 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770

More Information

If you would like to learn more about the Brown Bag Program, please call the community resource advocate at 301-474-8000, ext. 2012.

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