St Paul’s Hunger Ministry feeds over 115 families in the 20895 zip code. We serve families who struggle to make ends meet and put food on their tables.
On the 1st Sunday of each month (unless we are adjusting the schedule because of a holiday), St. Paul's members and friends gather in Heavener Hall following worship to sort and organize donations. The following day, the 1st Monday of each month, our clients who face hunger come to St. Paul's to receive grocery bags full of pantry staples, donated produce and bread, a hot meal, books for young children, and fellowship.
One thing we have learned: area food banks are desperate for help year-round. People respond well during the holiday season and food pantries fill to the brim. But as the year unfolds, the need grows and the shelves empty. To meet this need, the St. Paul's Justice and Compassion Team invites you to contribute generously each month.
HOW TO DONATE
If you want to deliver food, have questions about donating groceries, wish to volunteer during distribution, or just want more information, contact the church office at 301-933-7933 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The office staff will get your message to our Hunger Ministry coordinators, and they'll find the best ways for you to be involved!
We welcome non-perishable food, Safeway & Giant grocery store gift cards ($10), and financial donations any time.
Food Donation Suggestions
Non-perishable food items can be placed in bins in the church Narthex at any time. All donations are appreciated. We especially need cold and hot cereals, and those items listed below. You can also help streamline our process by packing a full bag with everything a hungry family needs. Please attach a number to your filled bag so we know it's ready to distribute - no additional sorting or packing needed.
Rice - 1 bag or large box or 2 small boxes
Beans - 1 bag or 2 cans
Pasta - 1 box or bag
Pasta Sauce - 1 large jar or can
Mac & Cheese - 2 boxes
Chicken Breast - 1 or 2 cans
Tuna (or other fish) - 2 cans
Vegetables - 3 cans
Fruit (including applesauce) - 2 cans or jars
Peanut Butter - 1 jar
Jelly or Jam - I jar or bottle
Soup - 2 or 3 cans
**PLEASE NO GLASS**
Please deliver donations to the church on Sunday mornings or throughout the work week, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Food is generally sorted on the first Sunday of the month; food is distributed to families the following day.