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 the summer and fall, the volunteers of Chestertown Plant-A-Row at Victory Garden farm and their tie-in with Colchester Farms has provided several thousands of pounds of produce, but by mid-December the walk-in refrigerator was totally empty.
What a wonderful holiday surprise came to Saint Martin’s from Washington College Dining Services.
Dennis Keim and Steve O’Brey arrived with a van full of produce and dairy items to add to our holiday emergency food packages. Lettuce, spinach, peppers, squash, tomatoes, and potatoes and apples and onions appeared, enough for a feast. The walk-in refrigerator in less than hour went from empty to full. Many families received special foods, both the produce and the interesting coconut milk based eggnog to brighten their holiday meals.
Our thanks to the College and to Dennis and Steve for the great job they did in packing the shelves.