PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System is partnering with the Prince George’s County Health Department to offer health resources and free groceries at local library branches.

The initiative is called “Community Health Worker in the Library,” with the goal of advancing health and food equity in the county.

Residents will be able to take a preventative health assessment. Public health workers will be at select locations to answer questions related to health resources, in addition to offering KN95 masks and COVID-19 rapid test kits.

“The library wants to be part of the solution. With the health department, we are partnering to help food insecurity by having groceries distributed at five of our locations,” said Roberta Phillips, CEO, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System.

Groceries will also be available for residents to pick up in May and June. The county says up to 100 bags will be available each week at each location. Groceries will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“Health equity is one of the most important priorities in public health today and is a top priority for the Health Department,” said Dr. Ernest Carter, Prince George’s County Health Officer. “This great partnership with our County library system is just another way that we are shifting the narrative, focusing on systems and social structures, and amplifying the significance of community health workers in improving health outcomes for Prince Georgians.”

Below is a list of locations and times:


Tuesdays, 12:30pm – 5:00pm; Thursdays, 10:30am-6pm


Tuesdays, 12:30pm – 5:00pm; Wednesdays, 12:30pm-5pm

Distribution at the Largo-Kettering will be in May only.


Tuesdays, 12:30pm – 5:00pm; Thursdays, 10:30am-6pm

Upper Marlboro

Wednesdays, 12:30ppm-5pm; Thursdays, 10:30am-6pm

New Carrollton

Wednesdays, 12:30pm-5pm; Thursdays, 10:30am-6pm