An offshoot of our Little Free Pantry and our LEAD Team’s emphasis on neighborhood partnerships, this program began operations during the state of emergency brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the most recent report of this drive-through and walk-up feeding program supported by a number of neighborhood partners, serving out of our parking lot Tuesday and Saturday from 10 am until 12 pm.
Report Weeks 53 and 54 Immanuel Food Distribution Ministry: March 20 – March 30, 2021
Our food distribution ministry served 86 guests the week of March 20 and 102 guests this past week. We saw a few new people this past distribution period, plus a mother and daughter who hadn’t been since summer and the son and daughter-in-law of a regular visitor.
Doug Myers picked up a donation of ham from Hahn’s of Westminster on March 29. This was the centerpiece of our distribution on Tuesday, along with macaroni and cheese fixings. We also had boiled and dyed Easter eggs to add from the Sunday School families of St. Paul’s Church in Upperco, combining to make an Easter feast for our grateful families.
On Saturday March 20, we gave out a record of 157 boxes and bags of produce. We had 49 boxes of produce from the Maryland Food Bank, shared by Brenda and Gary Meadows. In addition, we had two large donations of produce from Weis Market and produce from Miller’s Market, both delivered by Rhonda Kiler.
We extend a sincere thank you community partners and individual donors during this distribution period, knowing we couldn’t continue this ministry without you.
Community Donations March 20-30:
Hahn’s of Westminster – 34 packages of ham slices, 48 small boneless ham pieces
Ebb Valley Elementary School – groceries from food drive delivered by Rhonda
North Carroll Middle School – contents of their food pantry delivered by Frank and Mary Dee Oxen; 20+ cases of nonperishable food
Weis Market – 13 cases of frozen meat picked up, stored, and delivered by Doug Myers; produce, bread, and bakery items
Miller’s Market – produce Tuesday and Saturday
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday School – 36 packs of 6 boiled and dyed Easter eggs
St. Bartholomew’s Roman Catholic Church – 15 bags of groceries as part of a month-long food drive
Manchester Baptist Church – 120 snack bags, each containing approximately 25 items
Greenmount United Methodist Church Mary and Martha Women’s group – pantry items
LifePoint Church – 237 pantry items from food drive delivered by Shelba Uhrin
The Blessings Ministry / New Hope Fellowship Church – paper products from Glenn Minnick
Carroll Health Group – 4 cases baby formula delivered by Krista Haifley
Maryland School for the Blind – 20 institutional size cans of pudding and pie filling delivered by Joe
White Rabbit Thrift Store at Carroll Hospital – bath and body items delivered by Jo Fleck
Individual and Family Donations March 20-30:
Ebert – 20+ trays of surplus Pepperidge Farm products picked up by Bill Skinner
Ken and Rhonda Kiler – eggs from Miller’s Market
Otis and Lorraine Hopper – weekly donation of groceries
Anna McNelly – groceries
Carol Hightower, member of St. Paul’s – bulk quantities of snacks
Liz Shaffer-Crick – 6 large boxes of pantry items
Bobbi Planchon – groceries
Laura, Devon, and Hannah Miller – 5 boxes of snacks, 20 dozen eggs
Julia Hott – Monetary donation, groceries
Anonymous donor – two cases of frozen chicken halves, donated through Dutch Corner
Anonymous donor – groceries left at church
Anonymous donor – 10 bags of groceries, large pack of toilet paper
Anonymous donors – items left in outdoor Little Free Pantry
Thank you to our faithful pantry and distribution volunteers during this distribution period: Carol Miller, Rhonda and Ken Kiler, Cindy Mullikin, Jeanne Swain, Doug Myers, Steve Miller, Karen Haines, John and Jill Crouch, Jo Fleck, Heidi Hess, Josh Insley, Holly Sater, Connor and Caitlin Insley, Kate Insley, Patt Hentz, Jeanne Kloss, Rachel Murphy, Debbie Miller, and Linda Black. Thank you, Pastor Charlie for leading us in prayer on Tuesdays.
|Food Distributed||Week 53: March 20-23||Week 54: March 27-30|
|Milk||79 containers||93 containers|
|Bread/rolls||170 units||145 units|
|Bagels and pastries||88 units||78 units|
|Eggs||85 dozen||93 dozen|
|Hard boiled dyed eggs (6 pack)||——-||36 packs|
|Mixed produce, apples, citrus||157 boxes and bags||74 bags|
|Turkeys and whole chickens||——-||13|
|Hamburgers/ground beef||——-||38 packs|
|Hot dogs||——-||11 packs|
|Sugar 4 lb. bags||——-||16 bags|
|Vegetable oil||22 bottles||——-|
|Pie filling (large cans)||13 cans||——-|
|Cat food||2 bags||6 bags/cans|
|Paper products and toiletries||27 packs||51 packs|
We begin year two as spring arrives. Many of our volunteers have begun the vaccination process, and at the same time it’s disheartening to see the rates of Covid-19 in our county rise again. As God is steadfast in His love, so we will be steadfast in the ministry we do in His name. We’re so very thankful for all those who contribute, volunteer, and remember our food distribution in their prayers.
Easter eggs from St. Paul’s Church distributed 3/30