PLEASE CALL 410-213-0923

FOOD AVAILABLE AT OUR MAIN HOUSE LOCATION: 12747 Old Bridge Rd. Ocean City (right up at the light and almost to the end of the road)

HOUSING & VETERAN Services available

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Help those around you and we’ll all get through this!


Empty Bowl is a unique opportunity to fight hunger locally and benefit the Diakonia food bank and the Art League of Ocean City.
 "Dedicated to building a foundation for those in crisis
to maintain dignity & respect without homelessness
while providing hope and enhancing their
quality of life."
Since 1972, Diakonia has been helping men, women, and families in Worcester County, Md. by providing emergency housing, food assistance, and resources to help them get back on their feet. Over the past 10 years, Diakonia has expanded our services to include; case management, housing assistance, homeless prevention, and veteran services.
Diakonia is the only comprehensive provider of emergency services for men, women, and families on the Lower Shore of Md. Diakonia has 3 sites; main site which has 2 buildings providing emergency housing and food pantry, Thrift store, and Administrative/Veteran service offices. 

Diakonia is able to provide all these services through the support of our; local community, individual, business, local United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, churches, private foundations and civic groups. Our services are also funded through local government, State and Federal grants. Please know that each and every gift helps Diakonia support a homeless person(s) or family in need.