End Hunger Month

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The Maryland State Senate and Calvert County Board of Commissioners officially declared October as End Hunger In Calvert County Month. In partnership with our 73 Partner Feeding Organizations, End Hunger feeds 25,000 people and over 1.5 million pounds of food distributed into Southern Maryland every year.

During the entire month of October, there are lots of ways you can get involved and teach your family about the importance of caring for the hungry in our community. We have partnered with Calvert County Public Schools to create a county-wide food drive – you and your family can be involved in restocking our Partner Food Pantry shelves and show that as a county, we are UNITED behind the idea that hunger can be defeated.

It’s time to show our community what’s important.


During the End Hunger Month, we need you to be the Champions for our community. We have set a goal to fundraise $20,000 to end hunger, and we know we can do it. Our partners at Elexon have agreed to match $10,000 in donations. Donate now and help us reach out goal!

2022 School Drive Dates – Coming in September 

Elementary Schools

  • PAC (AES + PES) – Date Coming Soon
  • BAES 10/3 – 10/28
  • BES – Date Coming Soon
  • CES – Date Coming Soon
  • DES 10/3 – 10/24
  • HES 10/5 – 10/19
  • MES – Date Coming Soon
  • MHES 10/1 – 10/10
  • PPES 10/25 – 10/29
  • SES – Date Coming Soon
  • SLES – Date Coming Soon
  • WHES – Date Coming Soon

Middle Schools

  • CMS – Date Coming Soon
  • MCMS – Date Coming Soon
  • NMS 11/4 – 11/18
  • PPMS 10/3 – 10/31
  • SMS – Date Coming Soon
  • WHMS 10/17 – 10/24

High Schools

  • CHS – Date Coming Soon
  • HHS – Date Coming Soon
  • NHS – Date Coming Soon
  • PHS 10/3 – 11/1

Below are a list of local businesses hosting an End Hunger Food Drive. Visit them through during the month of October and drop off your food donations in our official END HUNGER boxes! Together we are the POWER of #givewhereyoulive.

We’d love to have your business or group get involved in the Food Drive. Contact us at info@endhungercalvert.org.


Calvert Memorial Hospital
Chesapeake Beach Town Hall
Chesapeake Highland Memorial Gardens
Chesapeake Railway Museum
Choice One Urgent Care
College of Southern Maryland
Dominion Gas
Dunkirk Animal Hospital
First Lutheran Church
Gentle Family Dentistry
Giant Food – Dunkirk
Giant Food – Lusby
Giant Food – Prince Frederick
IHI-Kiewit Cove Point
Kaine Homes
Kelly Generators
Library – Fairview
Library – Prince Frederick
Library – Southern
Library – Twin Beaches
North Beach Town Hall
Rolands of Chesapeake Beach
Safeway – Dunkirk
Safeway – Prince Frederick
SkipJack CrossFit
Wal-Mart – Dunkirk
Wal-Mart – Prince Frederick
Where Kids Grow Happy

The following items are suggested items for you to donate towards and End Hunger Food Drive. Parents PLEASE involve your kids! Take them to the grocery store, let them get the items off the shelf, and talk with them about the reality of hunger in our county and how together we are the solution.

We also encourage you to have fun with it and make it personal! If you have a favorite meal or snack, feel free to donate those items as well. Please just make sure any donated items are nonperishable, and please be mindful expiration dates. All donated items can be taken to your child’s local school, a participating business, or Partner Feeding Organization.

Thank you, we are the POWER of #givewhereyoulive.

Suggested Food Items

  • pasta
  • spaghetti/tomato sauce
  • rice, noodle side dishes
  • mac & cheese
  • boxed meals/stuffing mix
  • cereal/oatmeal
  • dry beans, brown rice
  • stew, chili w/ beans
  • tuna, chicken, salmon
  • vegetables
  • kidney/black beans
  • fruit in light syrup
  • soup/ramen noodles
  • peanut butter

End Hunger In Calvert is an Accredited Charity through the Better Business Bureau and met all 20 Standards of Charitable Accountability. They found that $0.97 of every dollar donated to End Hunger In Calvert County goes directly into programs that help feed the hungry in our community.