Donations of food, clothes and household items are welcome. Please NO furniture, cribs, TVs, car seats, or large toys.

SWES also has a Thrift Shop open to all.

Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am-12pm

Financial Assistance:
By appointment only – Wed/Fri

Thrift Shop–Same hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but also open every Saturday of the month, 10am-12pm.


1201 Maple Ave Arbutus MD 21227

(Entrance off Shelborne Rd, adjacent 
to Maple Ave)


Southwest Emergency Services (SWES) is a Christian-based organization in Arbutus, Maryland that provides the following:

Perishable and non-perishable food

Household supplies and school supplies

Infant/toddler items

Clothing for children and adults

Financial Assistance providing help with preventing eviction, BGE turn-offs, water turn-offs.*

* To qualify for financial assistance, the individual needs to live in zip 21227 or in 21229 (Baltimore County) on the Arbutus side of Wilkins Ave.  

Alternatively, the individual can belong to one of the member churches that sponsor SWES. See the list here.

Regardless of address, no one requesting food on a one-time basis will be turned away.