What is the BACC?

The Beltsville Adventist Community Center is a community center serving the Beltsville area residents in Beltsville, Maryland. We are a nonprofit ministry of the Beltsville Seventh-day Adventist Church dedicated to helping others by providing immediate crisis support as well as training and development to help them attain independence from emergency assistance.

What is our mission statement?

BACC’s mission is to empower people in the Beltsville community to achieve life goals of independence and wholesome relationships that can extend to eternity.

What kinds of services do we provide?

In our mission to help individuals and families in need, we offer many services including:

  • Individual and family nutrition programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), free bread
  • Prevent Eviction/Foreclosure or Utility Shut-Off (on a case by case basis)
  • Free Computer Usage
  • Grievance and Prayer Support
  • Rental/Mortgage Assistance
  • Spiritual Guidance via our Chaplain
  • Onsite Food Pantry

What is our area of coverage?

We cover residents in the greater Beltsville, Maryland community and those who live within District 1 and District 2, specifically:

  • Adelphi (20783), D1
  • Avondale (20781), D2
  • Beltsville (20705), D1
  • Brentwood (20722), D2
  • Carole Highlands (20783), D2
  • Chillum (20782), D2
  • College Park (20740) D1
  • Green Meadow (20782), D2
  • Hyattsville (20781, -82, -83, -84, -85, -86, -87, -88), D2
  • Langley Park (20783), D2
  • Laurel (20707, 20708, 20709), D1*
  • Lewisdale (20782), D2
  • Montpelier (20708, 20709), D1*
  • Mount Rainer (20712), D2
  • North Brentwood (20722), D2
  • South Laurel (20707, 20708), D1*
  • West Laurel (20707), D1*
  • Vansville (20705), D1

*Residents of Laurel must first seek assistance from the Laurel Advocacy and Referral Service (LARS) as we cannot operate in Laurel without their approval; Landover/Landover Hills, Lanham, Greenbelt, and New Carrollton are not within our service area.

When is the best time to come for specific services?

See our COVID-19 Plan section for updates about times and services.

What documents do I need to bring?

Contact the front desk at (301) 937-8119 ext. 0 for a detailed list of our current services and their corresponding documentation. General required documents are proof of income or letter of unemployment, valid photo ID, SSN, and proof of residence (lease agreement or mortgage). An eviction notice or letter of court date can be brought as well if applicable.

What is our COVID-19 plan?

In light of the continued incidence of infected persons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effect on everyday life, we are keeping the health and safety of our clients, volunteers, employees, and the community at the forefront. We know these are turbulent times as we navigate life. We are mindful that many of you are coping with great stress and adjusting to the changes that have occurred. Like many organizations, BACC is taking it day by day as more information becomes available.

We are currently making some modifications to our way of work as described below:

Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, and until further notice, all of the BACC financial services will be provided by APPOINTMENT ONLY to limit the number of people in our building each day. Walk-ins are accepted for the Food Pantry, Monthly Food Pick-up, Document Drop-Off, and Free Computer Usage.

Appointments can be made by calling the front desk at (301) 937-8119 extension zero. Clients are encouraged to CALL FIRST to avoid any unnecessary in-person visits. The phone line is open Mondays – Thursdays 9AM – 4:30 PM

Normal operating hours will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9 AM – 2 PM. If you are in need of food and cannot make it to the center during those hours, contact the front desk and leave your information with the receptionist so we can get you the help you need.

If you are outside of our service area and are in need of financial assistance, contact either the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services, Landover at (301) 909-7000 or the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development at (301) 883-5512.

If you are outside of our service area and are facing a utility shut-off, contact the Maryland Energy Assistance Program at 1-800-352-1446