St. Mary’s Elementary Collects Food For Food Link

| October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Left to Right Betty Gregory (volunteer), Deb Kontor (St Mary’s mom), Paula Gordon (Director of Operations), Kathy Nellius (St Mary’s mom), Julie McHale (St Mary’s mom), Diana Rode (St Mary’s mom) all of Annapolis

Even before the morning bell rang, the children of St. Mary’s Elementary School on Duke of Gloucester St, in Annapolis, had already filled five SUVs with food and supplies for Food Link, Inc. The food drive was organized by several faculty and parents. Over 390 bags were collected which added up to over 5,000 lbs of food and hygiene items.

Food Link, Inc., is the largest non-profit hunger relief and food rescue organization in Anne Arundel County and four counties on the Eastern Shore. Food Link, Inc. provides immediate emergency food assistance and other essentials to individuals and families in time of need – a safety net for the poor.

Almost 20 years ago, Food Link opened its doors with the mission to lead efforts in alleviating hunger in our community by linking vital resources to families and individuals in need. Food Link has become the last stop when traditional support programs fail or turn them away. Donated goods and services are the core of the program which supports over 75 agencies and charitable organizations in Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore.

Irenee McElwee – Pantry Coordinator (in the yellow jacket) and Diane Rode brave the rain to unload the food

Food Link programs include five emergency baby pantries which assist families win need with diapers, formula, clothing, furniture and other baby supplies. The pantries are stocked with donations and barely used baby items.

Food Link is a nationally recognized for its ability to help those in need. There is no paperwork, no judgement, no rejections or waiting. Food Link, truly provides immediate help for people in need.

The success of Food Link is depends solely on the support of individuals, community groups, businesses and civic organization. To make a donation, host a food drive or volunteer please contact Paula Gordon at 410.897.3941 or [email protected]

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