Food Pantry

Eastport United Methodist hosts the food pantry outside in the parking lot, following CDC Covid-19 guidelines, providing food and diapers on the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Supplies are distributed on a "first-come first-served" basis as long as supplies last.

The next food pantry distributions will be at 11am on the third Saturday of each month:

May 15

June 19

July 17

Our food pantry distributions providing much needed staple foods, frozen meats, and health and hygiene items are a huge success and a lot of fun.

 

We had so many food donations from the Anne Arundel County Food Bank and donations from friends and neighbors. GROW Annapolis brings the freshest produce from their community gardens.

 

During these cold months, #JustOneSweater provides more sweaters and coats than you can imagine.

 

As part of our little free library, we distribute tons of books and educational materials during the food pantry.

We have several valuable community partnerships that have come together to provide relief to our neighbors:

Chesapeake Harbor Village Condominium Association has been supplying our food pantry with baby diapers and wipes.

The Eastport, Hillsmere, and Hunt Meadow neighborhood groups have been instrumental in donating all kinds of food and other essentials for the food pantry.

Grumps Cafe of Annapolis has regularly provided fresh, hot family meals for each of our families. 

Dangerously Delicious Pies has made sure that every family walks home with an incredible pies, both savory and sweet!

Farm fresh eggs are supplied by Sveinn Storm of Storm Brothers Ice Cream factory in downtown Annapolis.

Interested in volunteering? One does not have to be a member of the church to join in the fun. This is open to all. We are grateful for the 51 volunteers from all over the county who make this happen!

 

Donating

Because we are maintaining minimal operating conditions, the safest and most efficient way for us to collect food donations is through the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. We encourage you to donate in-kind or monetarily to them.

You may also give online to Eastport United Methodist to support the ongoing work in our neighborhood.

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