In 2020 the outpouring of financial support to the work of The Community Food Pantry far exceeded our expectations. The Board and staff are truly humbled with the trust awarded to us to carry out our mission. As a result, the Board of Directors is currently forging partnerships with other organizations to distribute food in ways other than through our Pantry site.
So far, in 2021, the Board of Directors has assumed the additional responsibility of:
- providing some meals for the Winter Shelter residents
- purchasing food from the Maryland Food Bank for monthly mobile pantries throughout the County
- purchasing food for home deliveries for qualifying individuals.
Because of our purchasing ability at the present time, the Board is taking the opportunity to continue assisting our new partners with food purchases that will benefit people in other parts of the County who have never come to the Pantry before. This is only possible because of the generosity of our donors.
Susan Basener, Board Chair