Food goes to local pantries

by Aug 27, 2010

“This food helps them stay afloat. That’s what it’s always been about: helping our neighbors become self-sufficient.”
– Rev. Robert P. Hahn, EEHC Chairman

On Aug. 17, End Hunger in Calvert County (EHCC) received and distributed more than 13,000 pounds of food to partnering food pantries: Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry, Calvert Churches Community Food Pantry, Our Ladies of Charity, Catholic Charities Food Pantry, Crossroads Christian Church Food Pantry and Randle Cliffs Food Pantry.
EHCC gave out approximately 9,000 pounds of canned vegetables, bags of coffee, jars of peanut butter and canned tuna fish. In addition, it distributed more than five pallets full of fresh produce such as corn on the cob, peaches and greens.
“Calvert Churches Community Food Pantry is very blessed to be a participating partner in the End Hunger in Calvert County ministry,” Bob Gill, director of Calvert Churches Community Food Pantry, said in a press release. “Our first joint order was bountiful as we received over 750 pound[s] of fresh produce at no cost. The coordination between the volunteers was instrumental in the success of this inaugural effort to resupply our pantry. Together we will make a difference.”
“We are working with families that are struggling to forestall foreclosure,” EHCC Chairman the Rev. Robert P. Hahn said in the release. “This food helps them stay afloat. That’s what it’s always been about: helping our neighbors become self-sufficient.”
EHCC is an association of more than 40 businesses, 11 county food pantries, 26 churches and community groups united behind the goal of ending hunger in Calvert County. For more information, go to <a href=”https://old.endhungercalvert.org” target=”_blank”>www.endhungercalvert.org</a>.