For the duration of the current health crisis, the Southern Maryland Food Bank will continue to operate and address the issue of hunger in our SMD community. Each day, we are working to find safe and new ways to reach those who need us the most at this time.
1. Since our Senior Sak and Snack Sak programs cannot operate due to state closures, we are currently working to secure enough food and supplies to provide 1,500 emergency pantry bags a week to schools, senior centers and other designated safe distribution locations.
2. The Meals & Hope mobile soup kitchen is running as scheduled to provide its weekly take-away dinners and other supplies.
3. Our bulk food warehouse is still open to our regular food pantry members, so that they can maintain their food supply.
4. Temporally, our limited pantry hours have been expanded to meet emergency needs.
5. The 12th annual SOMD Hunger Conference has been postponed. Please check back for updates.
Although we work to ease the pain of hunger all year long, our services are in higher demand than usual and our staff is trying to address the concerns of the community as a whole.
During this health crisis, we would also like to take a moment to recognize our partners that are supporting us at this time:
Second Location Facilitators:
Marquette Real Estate:
Krista Elliot – Vice President, Management Services – Madison Waldorf, LLC and Madison Marquette Real Estate Services, LLC
University of Maryland:
Craig Renner – CEO University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center
Cristalle Madray, MPH|Community Health Specialist
BRYAN DAVIS – H&R Retail
Harry Shasho – Shasho Consulting PA Commercial Real Estate
Financial Contributors During COVID-19:
If you would like to help in any way, please feel free to contact us!
We wish you well, stay safe, and keep checking back for updates in the coming days.
-Southern Maryland Food Bank Staff