Lower-income families can stock their larders with surplu butter, raisins, beans, apple sauce, meat and rice June 24 if they qualify for Operation Food Sharing.
Volunteers with the Anne Arundel Food Bank will distribute the food, declared surplus and purchased by the federal government to keep agricultural prices steady, at 25 sites in Anne Arundel County.
To qualify, families must participate in welfare, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Food Stamps Assistance, Medicaid or the Maryland Energy Assistance Program.
Families also can can qualify if they have a household income less than 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines. That means that to receive food, a family of two can earn no more than $266 a week and a family of four no more than $403.
Anyone interested in participating must bring some proof -- a food stamp or Medicaid card, for example -- of participation in those programs to the distribution site. Families also should bring two large grocery sacks.
For more information, call 626-1900 in northern Anne Arundel or 956-6917 in Annapolis or South County.
The distribution sites are:
St. James Parish, 5757 Solomons Island Road, Lothian.
First Baptist Church in Edgewater, Edgewater near Routes 3 and 214.
Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Whiskey Bottom Road.
Heritage Baptist Church, 1740 Forest Drive, Annapolis.
Mount Moriah AME Church, Forest Hill Drive and Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.
Annapolis Housing Authority, Eastport Terrace and Annapolis Gardens.
Eastport United Methodist Church, 926 Bay Ridge Ave., Eastport.
First Baptist Church, 31 W. Washington St., Annapolis.
Asbury United Methodist Church, 37 West St., Annapolis.
Asbury Broadneck United Methodist Church, off Revell Highway, near Cape St. Claire.
Wayman's Good Hope AME Church, 100 Hoyle Lane, Severna Park.
Lake Shore Baptist Church, 4613 Mountain Road, Pasadena.
Grace Baptist Church, Somerset Road, Riviera Beach.
L New Jerusalem Deliverance Temple, 7818 Huff Court, Pasadena.
Lloyd Kaiser Community Center, 5757 Belle Grove Road, Brooklyn Park.
Harandale Presbyterian Church, 1020 Eastway, Glen Burnie.
L Salvation Army, 7483 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie.
L St. James Apostolic Church, 7566 E. Howard St., Glen Burnie.
St. Marks United Methodist Church, 1436 Dorsey Road, Hanover.
Mount Olive AME Church, 2 Hicks Ave., Annapolis.