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Get FREE Christmas Toys & Food in Maryland!

Get FREE Christmas Toys & Food in Maryland!

Need a little Christmas help? We know firsthand how frustrating it is when you can’t provide your kiddos with a huge holiday celebration. Sometimes, financial stress can make the holidays downright stressful and depressing. Fortunately, there are agencies that can help!


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Although we’ve written about the five primary agencies that assist with Christmas across the United States, there are countless smaller, local agencies that also assist with this desperate need.


If you don’t see your city/county listed below, leave us a comment and let us know!

In order to help your family have the best possible holiday season, we’ve enlisted a help of some additional researchers to find what Christmas resources exist in your local communities! Once you’ve made your request, we’ll forward it to our researchers. Once they’re done, we’ll leave a comment here and let you know what they’ve found!


Each list includes a mix of free gifts and free food that will help your family make the most of your holiday season.

Happy holidays!

Here’s what we’ve researched in Maryland so far:


If you live on a low income in Baltimore, then you need to see this list! We’ve found over a dozen agencies that can help you this holiday season. Click here to find free Christmas gifts and food in Baltimore!

Washington County (Hagerstown)

Before we began researching this list by county, we started out researching by city. That quickly became unsustainable. That’s why we have information on Hagerstown and not the surrounding area. If you need help in a different part of Washington County, let us know and we’ll get that on our research list.


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Have too much month at the end of your money? Me too - and that's how Low Income Relief got started. I have over 20 years of professional research and writing experience. Over the years, I've worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. My work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today,,, Legal Beagle, The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah), The Chronicle (Centralia, WA) and others. At Low Income Relief, I use my professional research and reporting experience to help low income families save money and make ends meet. It's been my full-time job since 2016, and it's truly an honor to serve you.

Evelyn Matthews

Friday 27th of November 2020

I live in columbia, md howard county and i didn't see it on the list.

Hannah Benge

Monday 7th of December 2020

This is on our research list and we hope to find something! In the meantime you can check this out -Hannah

Irene Butcher

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

What about CALVERT COUNTY, MD ? I'm 60 and my husband and I are both disabled.We only get $ 1,100. a month for both of us. We only get $54. in food stamps . Don't own anything except a 2005 vehicle that's in need of a transmission. We went months w/ o Car insurance and now have to pay for not only car ins. But also now a monthly fine of $75. to MVA. We have no food or extra money for anything. The 2 pantries ( only allowed to go to,, they go by address ) are open 1 day for the one and times 3-6 pm..and 2days for other ...times 10am-2pm.....ANYWAYS.. I'm worrying about that and my Grandchildren for the holidays... What can you find for Southern Calvert County, around Lusby ,MD ?

Riley Thomson

Thursday 24th of October 2019

Irene, I'm sorry to hear things are so rough right now. I went ahead and added Calvert County to our research list. In the meantime, Here are some resources for families that receive food stamps. I hope this helps. -Riley

Blanche Boyer

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

I just lost my husband . Are there resources (for I have very limited money ) for Christmas/gifts? Thank you , Blamche

Riley Thomson

Thursday 24th of October 2019

Blanche, I'm so sorry for your loss. Here is a link to our Christmas Help page. Be sure to click on the links within the article for more information on the resources and how to apply. I hope this helps. -Riley


Thursday 20th of December 2018

Howard county

Riley Thomson

Saturday 22nd of December 2018

Jason, I added Howard County to our research list. Thanks. -Riley

Kimberlie Ryan

Friday 7th of December 2018

I’m sorry to bother you. I found Your information online and unfortunately I am finding myself in need and probably will not be able to have Christmas for my three children without help my husband works full-time and I work full-time we live in Southern Anne Arundel County but I was fired six weeks ago and we are really really struggling now and I just don’t know how we will provide Christmas especially worrying about my 10-year-old son as well I have a 17-year-old daughter and a 16-year-old daughter I don’t know where to turn and I don’t know or have nobody to ask for help I was wondering if you had any suggestions again although my kids qualify for free lunch we do not qualify for any other state aid. Our income is 43,000 per year or 3600 per month. Our house that we rent is old our landlord has done nothing to keep it up so we’ve drafts no smoke detector nor carbon monoxide etc. and we pay $1550 per month. I don’t know what we’re going to do. Thank you for any suggestions. I appreciate your time and again thank you

Kim Ryan.


Riley Thomson

Monday 10th of December 2018

Kimberlie, Anne Arundel County is currently on our research list. Please check back with us for updates. In the meantime you could try for more resources in your area. I hope this helps. -Riley