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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…