New Program Director

We are so pleased to introduce you to our new Program Director: Susan Caswell.  She is a delight and has taken on this role with her trademark joy and excellence. She has always tried to be involved in some form of committee/church service…

Passing of Miriam Greenlee

Miriam Greenlee, the loyal, caring, and capable Program Director of the Community Food Pantry for 17 years, passed away on August 28th after a brief illness.  Miriam began as a volunteer with her husband Curtis and then became the Program…

2019-2020 Empty Bowls & Support for the Food Pantry

The Community Food Pantry exists because our community provides the resources needed to obtain the food and run the Pantry week after week for the past 28 years! Once again, the Pantry is honored to be the recipients of proceeds from Kent…

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…

SOUP-ER BOWL 2019

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…

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.…

"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…

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,…

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…

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…