COVID-19 Relief Provided by the CARES Act

  1. Emergency Food Distribution at Kenhill Center on Saturdays in August

    The City of Bowie will distribute Emergency Food Assistance in the form of non-perishable groceries at the Kenhill Center on Saturdays in August. Residents will need to prove Bowie residency by providing identification or mail. Read on...
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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 for City of Bowie Residents - August 2021

As part of the City’s CDBG-CV-funded relief programs, the City of Bowie will be distributing emergency food aid to city residents via the Kenhill Center every Saturday in August from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Non-perishable and include ingredients for a selection of meals will distributed to city residents only. The events will be drive-through, residents will not exit their vehicles; volunteers will load groceries based on household size. The City’s Office of Grant Development and Administration (OGDA) administers this program.

If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please contact the program coordinator, Kay Starr, at or sign-up online here. Volunteers will be needed to sort and pack food on Wednesdays and Thursdays, August 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2021 also at the Kenhill Center. Volunteers will also be needed to direct traffic, sign-in residents, and load groceries. All volunteers will be provided with PPE, and indoor cooling stations and water will be available.

Drive through distribution of non-perishable groceries will occur at the Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenhill Dr, Bowie, MD on the following dates:

  • Saturday, August 7, 2021
  • Saturday, August 14, 2021
  • Saturday, August 21, 2021
  • Saturday, August 28, 2021

Priority groups for this program include seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, and households that have had their income impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

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.