- Condensed chicken noodle and tomato soup
- Ready-to-serve soup (similar to Progresso or Chunky)
- Pasta and pasta sauce
- Jelly or jam
- Cooking oil (24 or 48 oz. bottles)
- Masa Harina (4 or 5 lb. packages)

Our biggest needs are for casseroles and cases of bottled water.
We rely on donations to feed over 100 people a night.
If you're able to cook and donate, please find details on how to help.
Donations accepted at Elizabeth House between 4:15–5:15 p.m. every night.

  • dry pasta, any variety
  • cereal
  • canned beans, any variety
  • mac 'n cheese
  • 1 or 2 lb. bags of dry beans, any variety
  • 1 or 2 lb. bags of rice
  • shelf-stable milk (similar to Parmalat or Gossner brands)
  • canned soup, condensed or ready to serve
  • apple juice
  • canned diced or crushed tomatoes
  • peanut butter

Fish of Laurel operates entirely on private and public donations of food, financial, and volunteer assistance. Monetary donations help us purchase food and pantry supplies. Food and non-perishable donations bolster our food pantry and supplement our daily meal services. Volunteers help us put our mission into action. Whether you are able to contribute food, funds, or your own time, your donations help maintain the critical services we’ve been providing to the community for over 40 years. Thank you!

Regular pantry needs

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Donate by Mail

FISH of Laurel, Inc,
PO Box 36
Laurel, MD 20725-0036

​Combined Federal Campaign

To designate payroll-deducted contributions to Fish of Laurel, use code 44338.

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critical needs

​Drop Off Times

All donations should be brought to the back door of Elizabeth House at 308 Gorman Ave. 
Preferred donation times are Thursday and Saturday mornings, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Donations are also accepted daily from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Donation Restrictions

Kitchen food donations: Due to health regulations, we cannot accept any donations of raw meat or seafood.

Food drive donations: Due to health regulations, our food pantry can only accept donations of nonperishable food. Please contact our food pantry coordinator to arrange a date and time when volunteers will be available to receive your organization's food donation.​

  • jam or jelly
  • canned veggies (green beans, corn, peas, carrots, and mixed veggies)
  • canned chicken, beef stew, or chili
  • spaghetti sauce
  • canned fruit, in fruit juice
  • tuna
  • cornbread mix
  • masa harina
  • sugar
  • ​cooking oil