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Volume 16, Issue 51 - December 18 - December 24, 2008
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Feed the Hungry All Year Long

Dear Bay Weekly:

            The citizens of our area are well known for their giving spirit throughout the holiday season. However, once the decorations come done and folks get back into their regular routine, donations to the organizations that supply much-needed help to those in need and at risk in our community historically drop. With each of us weathering tough economic times, there is a real fear that this year will see an even greater need.

            Remember, no gift is too small … and the need is so great!

–Wayne M. Taylor, Annapolis


Editor’s note: There are many food pantries in Anne Arundel and Calvert counties. Here is a partial list within our distribution area, but there are many others, often located in churches.


Annapolis and Eastport

Annapolis Area Ministries/Lighthouse Shelter

206 West St.: 410-263-1835

9am-3pm M-F


Ashbury Broadneck United Methodist Church Pantry

657 Broadneck Rd: 410-757-2995

10-11am 2nd and 4th Th


Community Action

251 West St: 410-626-1908

9am-11am M-F


First Baptist Church Of Eastport

208 Chesapeake Ave.: 410-268-7378

10-noon Tu


Food Link

2666 Riva Rd. 2nd Flr.: 410-222-7853

9am-4pm M-F


Lutheran Mission Society


9am-4:30pm M-F; 9am-2pm Sa


Salvation Army

351 Hill Top Lane: 410-263-4091

8:30am-12:30pm; 1-4 pm M-F



The Anne Arundel Food and Resource Bank

1400 Generals Hwy: 410-923-4255

9am-3:30pm M-F; (closed noon-1pm)


Severna Park

Severna Park Assistance Network

400 Benfield Rd: 410-647-0889

10am-2pm M-Th; 5-7pm M


St. Vincent DePaul Society-St James Conference

689 Ritchie Hwy.: 410-647-4884

10am-noon, 2-4 pm TuTh; 10am-noon F


Southern Anne Arundel County

South County Emergency Food:
St James Parish

5757 Solomon Island Rd., Lothian: 410-867-2838

9am-noon ThSa



Calvert County

for northern Calvert

Chesapeake Church

Rt. 2-4 just south of the junction; Sunderland



for southern Calvert


10290 H.G. Trueman: 410-326-0009 

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