SOUP-ER BOWL 2017

The annual Soup-er Bowl Event at Kent County High School, an Empty Bowls Project, was held MARCH 23, 2017 at Kent County High School. It was presented by the Art Honor Society students and the art department under the leadership of Mrs. Stephanie…

The Seventh Annual Empty Bowls Event

The seventh annual Empty Bowls was held on March 27, 2017. Chestertown RiverArts Clay Studio and the Garfield Center for the Arts partnered to host this popular community event that raises funds for the Kent County Food Pantry. Artists from…

Ferris Foundation Supports Backpack Program

The Carl and Constance Ferris Charitable Foundation has once again generously honored our work with the Backpack Programs in Kent County. The Food Pantry received a $20,000 donation to be used to purchase food for the 289 Kent County Public…

Chester Gras Benefits Backpack Program

For the fourth year in a row, Peoples Bank has put its energy, staff, and finances behind Chester Gras, a Mardi Gras celebration that benefits our backpack programs. On February 25, 2017, beautiful winter weather hosted Chester Gras, held…

The Backpack Program

Beginning in 2007, concerned citizens in Kent County at the grass roots level recognized the fact that a large number of our children live in homes where there is insufficient food, and as a result, local backpack programs emerged. The Backpack…

A Season of Giving

The Community Food Pantry’s Annual Appeal has once again provided funding needed to purchase food for our families in the coming year. The faithful support of our annual givers is most appreciated, and we are so grateful for the donors who…

2016 Highlights

Kent County Food Pantry distributed 126,000 pounds of food during 2016. An average of 165 Families pick up food monthly. 1,376 different Kent County people were helped in 2016.

Still Tasty!

If you have questions about how long your food and beverages will stay safe and tasty, check out this website: www.stilltasty.com. It is full of information that you can and should use when preparing meals.

Going the “Extra Mile”

Those of us who work with our clients at the Food Pantry have the opportunity to speak with them, to welcome them, and to offer assistance.  Miriam Greenlee, our Program Director, meets with each client personally on every visit.  She has…

Empty Bowls on March 23 a Success

Once again, the Washington College Office of Student Affairs hosted the Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Food Pantry on March 23.  The Prince Theater at the Garfield Center was full of supporters who paid $20 for a lovely handmade pottery bowl…