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Food Bank Outreach

Our Lady of Grace supports two local food banks. While the parish may be on a limited schedule over the next few weeks, there are ways to continue to support families who are food insecure and facing additional challenges when schools are not open to supply free breakfast or lunchtime meals.

You may donate directly.
The Hereford Food Bank receives donations and clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-3pm and Saturdays 9-11am. The address is: 16931 York Rd, Monkton, MD 21111.  Hereford’s Food Bank is asking for shelf stable milk and cereal. Hereford food bank will support school children who will not receive school lunches during the two-week school shutdown. The Food Bank is making bags of “on the go” lunch foods; they have suggested donations of tuna and chicken ready to eat packs, fruit cups, individual applesauce cups, peanut butter and jelly, and similar products. For more information see: https://www.herefordumc.com/hereford-food-bank/

If you are over 18, this may be a very good time to volunteer; contact them at: herefordfoodbank@aol.com

Pine Grove United Methodist Church’s Food Bank receives donations on Mondays 10am-12pm, Wednesdays 5-7pm, and Saturdays 10am-12pm.  The address is: 19401 Middletown Road in Parkton. Their special needs at this time consist of items that can be used for children’s lunches  – peanut butter, jelly, juice boxes, individual fruit cups and applesauce cups etc.  Also requested are paper products such as paper towels, toilet paper, and kleenex as well as cleaning products, and hand wipes.  They can always use canned meats and tuna fish as well.  

For more information see: http://www.marylandlineumc.org/ministries

If you are over 18, this may be a good time to volunteer.

Food banks plan to keep the same hours and don’t anticipate any change in services at this time.

Both food pantries appreciate other food donations like soups, peanut butter and jelly, and pastas. They also welcome paper products and soaps. Thank you for donating something weekly to the area food banks.