Category Archives: Saint Martin’s Barn

Saint Elizabeth’s Food Drive

The Benedictine Sisters in Ridgely have a long history with Saint Elizabeth’s parish in Wilmington, Delaware and thus, so does Saint Martin’s Ministries (SMM). This history includes Sisters that have taught at St. E’s schools, many donors who graduated from … Continue reading

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Help Saint Martin’s Keep Up with the Growing Need for Emergency Food

For the seventh time in the past ten months, Saint Martin’s emergency food program served more than 300 families this month.  About 2/3 of these families have school age children who will soon be losing the extra nutrition and calories … Continue reading

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A New Look for Thrift Store Check-out

There’s a bright new check-out counter at Saint Martin’s Barn thrift store! Many thanks to Steve Hovland and his business partner Bob Thomas who donated their time and skills to construct the handsome and spacious counter.  Bob, Steve, and Gina … Continue reading

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Thanks to Washington College Department of Dining Services

Saint Martin’s received a large and generous donation of perishable foods from Washington College Dining Services just in time for Christmas.  One of the challenges in our emergency food program is to have a steady supply of fresh produce.  During … Continue reading

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Ridgely Lions Donate To Local Food Pantries

(Ridgely, MD. March 2012) – As part of the Lions International “Relieving Hunger “ campaign, the Ridgely Lions Club conducted a food drive during the months of January, February and March to support three local food pantries in Ridgely. The … Continue reading

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How are we keeping up with the demand?

In the past seven months Saint Martin’s Ministries has distributed food to an average of 317 families each month, a 14% increase over the last FY average of 278 families per month. How are we keeping up with the demand? … Continue reading

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Our Food Donation Policy

If your class, club, church or other organization would like to conduct a food drive to help us fill our food boxes, here is a list of foods that we would love to have more of.  These items are all … Continue reading

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The Emergency Food Pantry

The emergency food pantry at Saint Martin’s Barn is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 8:30 to 11:30 am and Wednesday evening from 6-7:30 pm.  The thrift store is open when the food pantry is open. To qualify for … Continue reading

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Where does Saint Martin’s Barn get the food that it gives out?

The food we distribute comes from 3 sources.  About 80% of the food is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), via The Emergency Food Assistance Program referred to as TEFAP. This program is administered locally for the … Continue reading

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Food programs in diocese serve the needy in season of plenty

By Joseph Ryan Dialog Editor Advent, a time of spiritual renewal in preparation for Christmas, always arrives at a time of plenty in the United States. The Thanksgiving feast, the Black Friday sales and the monthlong consumer frenzy of shopping … Continue reading

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