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The Arnold House is a “Boots on the Ground” grassroots organization dedicated to raising awareness on the plight of homelessness and hunger in Southern Maryland. We partner with citizens, commercial businesses, public and private organizations to deliver meals and other basic necessities to those in need.

None of it would be possible without the support of the food donations, cash contributions, and volunteer support from people throughout the community. To find out how you can help... learn more


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what it means to be homeless and hungry

Scrolling through Facebook this week, I could see many of the activities we’ve done one year ago and made me think about all that has happened in this past year.  Aside from the tragic loss of life from some of the people we’ve helped, the opening of our office, or the steady increase of people we feed either through the soup kitchen, in the woods, or the backpack program, the biggest impact to me was the tearing down of the … read more

Nearly one year ago, Waldorf was caught in the midst of Winter Storm Johan and The Arnold House, a local organization dedicated to feeding the hungry and homeless, partnered with local businesses and members from the community to help those living in the woods find shelter and get access to hot meals. Fortunately, the Waldorf Motel opened its lobby to us and provided rooms for those in need. It was during that time I got to know not only the … read more

Working to feed the hunger is a daunting challenge.  Depending upon your personal views it may put you on an emotional roller coaster with each meal served.  As a volunteer in a soup kitchen, I see the familiar faces from week to week of those whom I serve.  As you get to know the people, you begin to see those truly in need of a meal, those whom the meals ease the financial burden and affordability of buying groceries, and … read more