Entries by Kent Food Pantry

The 8th Annual Empty Bowls

The 8th annual Empty Bowls event was held on April 11 at First Methodist Church in Chestertown. All proceeds from the evening are donated to the work of Community Food Pantry. Dedicated potters from RiverArts Clay Studio created beautiful bowls. Everyone who came chose a bowl and then was served delicious homemade soup, bread and […]

SOUP-ER BOWL 2018

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, […]

The 8th Annual Empty Bowls (Event Notice)

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 […]

“Dickens of a Christmas 2017” Benefits the Pantry

The organizers of this delightful family event December 1st through the 3rd in Chestertown chose to donate 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 […]

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 […]