Feed-A-Fam­ily seeks names, do­na­tions for Thanks­giv­ing

The Kent Island Bay Times - - School -

STEVENSVILLE — The com­mu­nity Feed-a-Fam­ily Com­mu­nity Food Pro­gram, op­er­at­ing in Ch­ester, Gra­sonville, Queen­stown, Stevensville and parts of Cen­tre­ville, has been pro­vid­ing Thanks­giv­ing Food Boxes and hot meals to Queen Anne’s County res­i­dents and fam­i­lies for the past 13 years.

Names are now be­ing ac­cepted for those who wish to re­ceive a food box this Thanks­giv­ing. The dead­line to sub­mit your name is Nov. 10. Bas­kets will be de­liv­ered be­fore 2 p.m. Satur­day, Nov. 17. To reg­is­ter for the pro­gram, call 410739-0389 or 443-622-6837.

Any­one wish­ing to help with this year’s pro­gram is asked to con­tact Bob­bie Bell at 410-829-9834 or bell­bloom­coach@ya­hoo.com or check www.feedafam­ily. net.

There are sev­eral ways to par­tic­i­pate with the pro­gram: by do­nat­ing time through vol­un­teer­ing, do­nat­ing a frozen turkey or ham, by do­nat­ing non­per­ish­able food items or by do­nat­ing gro­cery gift cards.

Gro­cery gift cards and cash do­na­tions can be mailed to Christ Church, 830 Ro­man­coke Road, Stevensville, MD 21666. Please note the do­na­tion is for Feed-A-Fam­ily.

Feed-a-Fam­ily is not af­fil­i­ated with any county or state agency and does not re­ceive grant money. The com­mu­nity pro­gram is spon­sored by lo­cal churches and sup­ported through the do­na­tions of com­mu­nity mem­bers. Sev­eral lo­cal schools and busi­nesses also host food drives, and the food col­lected is passed on to lo­cal food banks.

Feed-a-Fam­ily de­liv­ers food and tur­keys the Satur­day be­fore Thanks­giv­ing. Last year, 480 fam­i­lies ben­e­fited from the pro­gram, which also helped with four other Thanks­giv­ing pro­grams and three Christ­mas pro­grams, three church back­pack pro­grams and five lo­cal food banks.

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