Entries by Kent Food Pantry

Humbled By Your Trust

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 […]

Covid-19 update from the Community Food Pantry!

  We are open We are open and willing to distribute food during this difficult time. Curbside pickup will be available during regular hours. We are open every Tuesday, Thursday and second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. – noon. We are located in downtown Chestertown, Maryland at Christ United Methodist Church on the […]

The 9th Annual Empty Bowls

The 9th annual Empty Bowls event will be held on April 17 at Christ United Methodist Church in Chestertown. All proceeds from the evening are donated to the work of Community Food Pantry. Dedicated potters from RiverArts Clay Studio create beautiful bowls. Everyone who attends chooses a bowl and then is served delicious homemade soup, […]


The annual Soup-er Bowl Event at Kent County High School, an Empty Bowls Project, is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 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 2019” Benefits the Pantry

The organizers of this delightful family event First Friday weekend December 6 in Chestertown choose 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. Stop by the […]

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 $25,000 donation in 2018 to be used to purchase food for the 300 Kent County Public School students presently receiving weekend “Backpack” food. For fiscal year 2018, the Food […]

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 […]