Since 1993 the mission of 40 West Assistance & Referral Center has been to provide material assistance and counseling services to people in our community requesting help or to refer such persons to other public and private agencies which provide counseling, shelter, or other types of assistance.
Every month we serve over 100 households by
dispensing 1000 pounds of food
granting $3000 toward averting utility turnoffs and rental evictions
making referrals to shelters, job programs, and similar agencies
We are an outreach of the 40 West community of churches: Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, and nondenominational. Edwin Hostetter currently directs the center.
Somebody who needs food may come every other week, but you may present DSS emergency food vouchers anytime. If you need rent or utility aid and if you live in Baltimore city zip code 21207 or 21229, then once per year bring your photo ID and bring either your district court eviction notice or your BGE turnoff notice.