Entries by Kent Food Pantry


The annual Soup-er Bowl Event at Kent County High School, an Empty Bowls Project, is scheduled for Thursday, March 15, 4:30-7:00 at Kent County High School. It is presented by the Art Honor Society students and the art department under the leadership of Mrs. Stephanie Spencer. Stephanie Spencer, Chair of the Fine Arts Department at the High School, […]

Chestertown’s first “Dickens of a Christmas” event

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 […]

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 295 Kent County Public School students presently receiving weekend “Backpack” food. For fiscal year 2017, the Food Pantry purchased […]

Chester Gras and Mardi Gras Dance Party Benefits Backpack Programs

For the fifth year in a row, Peoples Bank and many generous local sponsors, have put their energy, staff, and finances behind Chester Gras, a Mardi Gras celebration that benefits our backpack programs. On February 10, 2018, rainy winter weather could not dampen the Chester Gras spirit, and a great time was had inside the warm […]

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 Program refers to organized efforts in our community to provide a bag of nutritious […]

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 have sent gifts this year for the first time. The Pantry is proud to […]

2017 Highlights

Kent County Food Pantry distributed 126,000 pounds of food during 2016. An average of 125 families pick up food monthly. Besides the standard menu items, our families enjoy fresh eggs and vegetables brought in every week and delicious cheese from our local cheese shop, donated every month! Summer of 2017 brings in fresh vegetables from […]

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 come to know many of them, and often they share their stories, both positive […]

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 and a delicious meal. The homemade soups were prepared by volunteers from RiverArts.  The bowls […]