Providing food and financial assistance for those in need in the Bay Hundred area.

The Tilghman Food Pantry is part of the Helping Hands ministry of TUMC. The Pantry has been operating since approximately 2008, thanks to the generous cash and food donations from the community and  to its dedicated volunteers.  For several years, Empty Bowls, a non-profit organization in Easton has provided the Pantry with a substantial annual gift, as well.

In addition to food donations, checks are certainly welcome, made out to ‘Helping Hands’ and mailed to TUMC, P.O. Box 192, Tilghman.


Financial Assistance

Helping Hands can provide limited financial assistance to help pay utility, medical, and other basic bills. If you suspect a neighbor is in great need please call Pastor Herbert Lewis Cain at (410) 886-2045. 

May God bless you.


Food Bank

TUMC maintains a Food Bank at the church where donated food is available to needy individuals and families in the Bay Hundred area.  Typically, the Pantry has canned and packaged foods, milk and eggs, and some fresh meat, vegetables and fruit.

Volunteerswork tirelessly to gather money and food donations, shop for the food, store pantry supplies and shuffle the volunteer staffing schedule. If you can, donate and deliver perishable and non-perishable food donations to the Pantry. 

Use the south door to the TUMC Annex during operating hours:  

  • Tuesdays, 9:00 AM to noon
  • Wednesdays, 3:00 to 6:00 PM

The Pay it Forward class from the Tilghman After School Kids (TASK) visited the Tilghman food pantry Thursday, 10-18-18. They brought food donations, learned about how the pantry works, and made posters about the pantry to post around the island.