COVID-19 Relief Provided by the CARES Act

The City of Bowie has received funding under the federal CARES Act to provide support to Bowie residents. Programs include:

  • Emergency Rental Assistance
  • Food Distribution
  1. Food Aid
  2. Emergency Rental Assistance
  3. previous activities

Emergency Food Distribution Events for City of Bowie Residents

As part of the City’s CDBG-CV-funded relief programs, the City of Bowie will be distributing emergency food aid to city residents at selected locations across the City. The City’s Office of Grant Development and Administration (OGDA) will administer five food distribution events across the City. The remaining one takes place on: Saturday, November 14, 2020: Grace Lutheran Church, 2503 Belair Drive, Bowie, MD 20715

Food will be distributed from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (or until all food is gone.) All food will be non-perishable and include ingredients for a selection of meals. Volunteers, wearing masks and gloves, will load food into vehicles and staff will gather information from residents in their cars; residents will not exit their vehicles.

Only City of Bowie residents are eligible for this program. Residents will be required to provide identification and a piece of mail with a Bowie address on it to qualify for assistance. Please check to make sure your address is within City of Bowie limits at this check residency link

Previous food events;

For more information, or if you wish to volunteer, please contact Program Coordinator Kay Starr at 301-809-3009 or email

If you are in need of food assistance but are not a resident of the City of Bowie, please contact the Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry or United Communities Against Poverty.