Compassion Place


Food distribution will take place on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM at three LMS Compassion Centers during the COVID-19 crisis:


A fourth center, Fells Point Compassion Center at 1706 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21231, in cooperation with the Maryland Food Bank, will distribute food Tuesday thru Saturday from 10:00 AM till 3:00 PM.


Procedure: At distribution time, people in need of food are asked to form a line, starting 6 feet from the center’s front door, and spacing themselves 6 feet apart. When called, one person can come to the front door, hold up their photo ID to the glass, and take their bag of food that has been placed on the table outside by the door. Prayer requests will also be taken if offered. There is no requirement to receive food at this time — if you need food, we will try to help.


All Compassion Centers are closed to visitors and clients at this time, and all food distribution will take place outside, at the front door of the four listed centers, and following the listed procedure for everyone’s safety during the current health crisis.


We wish to thank our community partners, Panera Bread in Annapolis and the Hyatt in Cambridge in addition to the Maryland Food Bank, as well as all LMS Compassion Place donors and supporters who make this ministry possible. 


Food donations are currently being accepted at LMS Headquarters, Cambridge Compassion Center, and Fells Point Compassion Center.


Please call 410-636-0123 or email to make arrangements for safe and simple food drop-off.


Alternately, if you would like to donate food online:


  • Send an Amazon gift card to We’ll place an Amazon Fresh or Pantry order and have it delivered directly to a distributing Compassion Center.
  • Other grocery gift cards — Giant, Sam’s Club, Weis, etc. — may also be sent to
  • Tax receipts for donated gift cards will be emailed to donor. 


Also, financial donations are desperately needed at this time to maintain our outreach to the community. Secure online donations may be made through Network for Good by clicking the “Donate Now” button on the right side of the page.


Checks may also be mailed to:

LMS Compassion Place

P.O. Box 438

Linthicum, MD 21090


Thank you, and God bless you. Stay safe.

 Providing for Needs, Sharing the Good News

 LMS Compassion Place Ministries

The mission field is not all overseas. It is also right here, in our own neighborhoods, where people are struggling and hurting and hungering for the wholeness  Jesus brings.


This is the call the Lutheran Mission Society heard over 100 years ago, and the call that still drives LMS ministries today — ministering to the needs of the body with food, clothing and shelter; ministering to the needs of the soul with the Good News of Jesus.


LMS Compassion Place ministries exist for this purpose. There are currently ten Compassion Centers in Maryland and York, PA where over 500 people come daily for help with the physical necessities of life and for the nourishment of spirit that only Jesus can give.

John 3:16: (NRSV) For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.


John 10:10b-11 (NRSV)  [Jesus said] “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”


LMS Compassion Place Vision Statement

We will reach out, together with members of the body of Christ, to bring wholeness to people whose lives we touch, striving to meet the needs of an ever-changing world with the unchanging message of God’s love.



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