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Kent County Food Pantry

Let’s get together to end hunger.

Help Kent County Food Pantry feed families in need.

Are you seeking food for yourself, your family, a neighbor, co-worker or friend?

Call us at the Food Pantry.

410-778-0550

Are you in immediate need of food?

Contact Kent County Dept. of Social Services: 410-810-7600

You can stop by the Pantry any time we’re open.

We are located in downtown Chestertown, Maryland at Christ United Methodist Church.

On the corner of High and Mill Streets, please use the Mill Street entrance.

The Pantry is open every Tuesday, Thursday and second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. – noon.

Our mailing address is P.O. Box 346, Chestertown, Maryland 21620.

Meet our amazing volunteers

Be a part of an amazing team!

There are many areas of the Kent Food Pantry that you can get involved in.

Are you a people person?  Do you prefer to move boxes rather than engage in small talk?  How about social media?

Just fill out our Kent Food Pantry Volunteer Form by clicking the button below.

Not ready to volunteer or want more information? Contact us

What We Do…

The Kent County Food Pantry provides supplemental food to persons with limited incomes. The Pantry’s goal is to ensure that all qualified clients in Kent County receive sufficient non-perishable food to meet their basic nutritional needs.

Eligibility is determined by Kent County’s Departent of Social Services, by local clergy, schools, law enforcement, and other caring individuals in the County.

If possible, please bring a written statement showing your need for food. The Kent County Food Pantry will provide food and give you a list of other food assistance options in your community, as well as other information you need to access food for you and your family.

If you need food, come to the Pantry Tuesday and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until noon, or the second Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m. until noon.  If you do not have a referral, come to the Pantry and obtain your food.  You may bring your referral on your next visit.

A referral voucher can be obtained at the Kent County Department of Social Services (350 High Street in Chestertown) across from the Pantry.

Bring the voucher to The Food Pantry where you will meet our Program Director.  This voucher allows you to receive 60 to 80 pounds or more of food depending on your family size.

Please also bring bags or boxes to carry food as the Pantry does not provide those.

Who We Serve

  • Residents of all ages living in Kent County
  • People with disabilities
  • Low income elderly
  • Children in low-income households
  • Families with part-time or low paying jobs
  • Unemployed men and women

What We Give

A qualifying family will receive three or more bags each month.

Each Pantry bag includes plenty of non-perishable foods and everyday items needed by all. items such as:  toilet paper, soap, toothpaste and other personal products.

Supporters

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Board Members

Susan Basener

Board Chair

Miriam Greenlee

Program Director

Mariam Satchell

Social Media, Web, Public Relations

Jim Gribble

Treasury Auditor

Sue Caswell

Community Outreach

Rachel Perry Panas

Backpack Programs

Joe
Baker

VP Purchasing Manager

Diana
Georgeson

Community Outreach

David
Menzie

Community Outreach

Marilyn
Parks

Community Events

Marti
Hawkins

Community Events

Chanelle
Copper

Backpack Programs

Stephen
Patrick

Warehouse, Stocking Shelves

Jim
Landskroener

Secretary

Contact us

Please let us know if you have any questions. We’d love to hear from you.

The 8th annual Empty Bowls will take place on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at First United Methodist Church, 105 N. Mill Street. Chestertown RiverArts Clay Studio hosts this popular community event that raises funds for the Kent County Food Pantry. Artists from the Clay Studio, headed by instructor Marilee Schumann,  create individual beautiful pottery bowls.  Each guest choses a bowl which is then filled with homemade soup.  These bowls are then taken home as a reminder that many people do not have enough food to eat.

Additional sponsors are Kent County Arts Council, Bookplate, Massoni Art, Mimi’s Closet, Peaceful World Enterprise and Welcome Home.

As a result of all these efforts and the generous people who attend, the pantry receives a very large donation to help continue our work of feeding the hungry.

Two sewings: 5:00 and 6:30 pm. Adults $25, students and children $10. Reserve tickets at 410-778-6300 or online at www.chestertownriverarts.org.

The organizers of this delightful family event First Friday weekend in December in Chestertown chose to donate a portion of the proceeds of this event to the Food Pantry.

A special thanks to Kay MacIntosh, Economic Development & Marketing Coordinator of Chestertown’s Arts and Entertainment District, and all the volunteers who made this generous donation possible.

Flanking the Walking Christmas Tree in the photo are two Pantry volunteers, accepting donations for the opportunity to hang a bell on the tree!

With “A Christmas Carol,”  Charles Dickens captured the Victorian revival of the holiday and helped establish our modern observance: family gatherings, seasonal food and drink, games, dancing, and festive generosity of spirit!

Now, you can recapture the fun and spirit of Dickens’ London as historic Chestertown, Maryland presents “A Dickens of a Christmas”,  December 1-3, 2017.

Our charming downtown district will offer Victorian-themed food and entertainment to get everyone into the holiday spirit.  Proceeds from many ticketed events will benefit the local food pantry.

On Friday evening, you can join an extra festive First Friday. Shops and galleries will offer complimentary snacks and beverages.

Saturday’s fun continues with nonstop music and performances from 10 am to 9 pm.

On Sunday morning, you can “Run Like the Dickens” in our 5k race through town and enter the kids in the “Dickens Dash” fun run.

Don’t be left out of the fun! Bring your friends and family.

Learn more at Everything Dickens!