Can you imagine feeding a family of four on $2.26 a day? Sadly, this is the reality for over 3,220 families who receive food stamps in Caroline County.
In order to help the nonprofit feed our neighbors, some of our employees gathered at Saint Martin’s Ministries along with our friends from Harborview Farms to make a donation of 1,900 pounds of Mountaire chicken to the food pantry. This chicken will fill boxes of emergency food distributed to over 300 families a month, often bridging the gap between what food stamps cover and the nutrition they sometimes go without.
How can you help Saint Martin’s Ministries and other local charities? Consider the following:
- Hold a one item food drive. While food drives in general are greatly appreciated, there are many items that are overlooked when considering what to donate. Food pantries appreciate receiving bulk donations of one kind of food (specifically peanut butter, fruit juice, and other pantry staples) so they are able to provide the same service to all families looking for help.
- Attend one of their upcoming events.
- Make a donation or join the workplace giving program. They would not be able to serve as many families as they do without the help volunteers and those making donations.
Saint Martin’s Ministries helps low income mid-shore families meet basic needs of food, clothing and housing. In its 29th year in Ridgely, MD the ministries is a non-denominational, non-profit organization. Saint Martin’s House, a 2 year residential program, helps women and their children transition from homelessness to stability. Saint Martin’s receives support from United Way and United Fund. Visit www.stmartinsministries.org for more information.
Editor’s Note: MidAtlantic Farm Credit places a high value on the relationships we have with our borrowers, employees and supporting organizations; when one of us succeeds, we all succeed. We are committed to the success of our communities and are proud to support a large number of charitable groups throughout our territory, both as an association and as individuals. Learn more about the work our employees do in the community by reading more from our Community Support Spotlight.