An important message from the CEO about the April Food Challenge

Food Package in December

Food Package in December

Lots of folks know that before coming to Saint Martin’s, my second career was closely tied to food, and especially the issue of hunger. I obtained a Master’s degree in nutrition, coordinated the meals on Wheels program in Kent County, worked for SHARE of Eastern Pennsylvania and met many wonderful people in the world of anti-hunger both in the big city of Philadelphia and my new home in little Kent County. Saint Martin’s food pantry was like a new wonderful home to me.

We need your help to make this monthly food package better.

We need your help to make this monthly food package better.

This month Saint Martin’s work in anti-hunger or food security as the researchers and government folks like to call hunger has an opportunity to obtain additional funding for much needed food items.  The April Food Challenge needs your contribution. A generous donor will match all the funds we raise this month for the food pantry, up to $2000.

Our stock of food is very low and the federal program that provides food to Saint Martin’s is sending less food each month. Donations to the April Food Challenge will double in value and help us restock the warehouse.

Here are some examples of items that we need and the cost to purchase enough to feed 300 families from the Maryland Food Bank:

Peanut butter              $385                            Shelf stable milk         $125

Corn Flakes                 $388                            Brown rice                  $182

Please give generously and help us double your contribution to the April Food Challenge.

Click here to donate online.

Jean F. Austin, Chief Executive
Saint Martin’s Ministries
Fighting poverty on the shore for 30 Years
P.O. BOX 996
Ridgely, MD 21660
410 634 2537 Ext 101

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