Information Desk and Lobby

COVID-19 In-Kind Donations

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in supporting Frederick Health! There are many ways you can support our patients and hospital staff during this time of need. We have several policies in place that determine which items we are able to accept, so we have listed some frequently asked questions below to better assist you with your inquiry.

Can I donate food or beverage items?


Non-perishable, pre-packaged items are always welcome! Examples include:

  • Granola & protein bars
  • Chex-mix, trail mix
  • Fruit (oranges, apples, bananas, etc.)
  • Bottled water, bottled iced tea, Gatorade, Vitamin Water
  • Flavor packets for bottled water
  • Flavored coffee creamers


Should you wish to coordinate a food delivery for our hospital staff, please contact Meghan Sweigart at so the delivery can be added to our calendar ahead of time.

Can I donate homemade baked goods?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept homemade baked goods at this time.

Is the hospital accepting hand-made mask covers?

We are! Please note that these masks are intended to be worn over N95 masks, which are in short supply. Using the cloth mask as a coverlet, the life span and usefulness of the N95 mask is extended. Some approved patterns and tutorials are linked below:

Can I donate hand-made items (such as crocheted blankets, socks, etc.) and/or toys or stuffed animals?

With the exception of fabric masks, we are unable to accept these items at this time.

What specific items does the hospital need at this time?

What specific items does the hospital need at this time?

We’d gladly welcome any of the following items (in new condition):

  • Hand sanitizer, antibacterial cleaning supplies
  • Protective gowns, coveralls, rain ponchos
  • Phone chargers - cable & wall block (all types)
  • UV light boxes for sanitizing cell phones
  • N95 masks
  • Elastic for handmade mask covers
  • “No Touch” thermometers
  • Disposable stethoscopes
  • Disposable pulse oxygen monitors
  • Disposable food stoarge containers
  • Paper or styrofoam bowls
  • Protective eye wear (goggles)

You may also make a financial contribution to support our COVID-19 relief efforts. Visit our online giving page and choose “COVID-19 Support” from the drop-down menu. Or, you may mail a check to the Development Office at the address listed below. (Please include “COVID-19 Support” in the memo line).

Am I able to hand-deliver my donation to the hospital?

Am I able to hand-deliver my donation to the hospital?

Due to our updated hospital visitor policy and screening process, deliveries to the hospital are discouraged at this time. For your convenience, donations may be delivered to the Development Office, located directly across the street from the hospital.

Ready to Donate?

Items may be delivered to the Development Office between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday - Friday. Simply email with your name and contact information as well as a description of your donation(s). Items may be delivered to the Frederick Health Development Office between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday - Friday. There is no need to contact the Development Team ahead of time.

Frederick Health Development Office
405 W. 7th Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Should you have any questions or need any additional information, please reach out to the Development Team at

Thank you for your support!