There is a need for a physically fit volunteer to carry groceries to clients' vehicles.
Cap Food Pantry
Monday, April 29, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Seven packs and troops collect nearly 2,400 pounds of food to be donated to needy families in the Odenton area.
Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs helped fill the shelves at the local food pantry, as part of the annual Scouting for Food drive. Seven groups of scouts collected 2,371 pounds of food, resulting in 379 bags that will be distributed to needy families in the Odenton area. The food was collected on behalf of the Christian Assistance Program (CAP) food pantry, which is housed at the Severn United Methodist Church. All of the scouts also helped sort and stock shelves on Saturday. Here's a rundown of the scouts and how much they collected: Troop 975 - 894.1 pounds, 145 bags Pack 662 - 436.2 pounds, 69 bags Pack 147 - 408.1 pounds, 53 bags Troop 755 - 320.8 pounds, 68 bags Pack 769 - 207 pounds, 28 bags Troop 712 - 79 pounds, 12 bags …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Christian Assistance Program food pantry handed out 1,849 servings of groceries in 2012, tripling the number served since its inception in 1986.
The Christian Assistance Program handed out more than 1,800 servings of food in 2012, marking an all-time high and continuing a steady increase in recent years. The pantry, which operates twice weekly out of the Severn United Methodist Church, handed out food to families 1,849 times, up from 1,709 in 2011 and 1,629 in 2010. The 2012 figure represents more than 150 servings each month, or between 30 and 40 servings a week. A "serving" of groceries generally represents about a week's worth of food and can vary depending on the size of the household. Visitors to the pantry are permitted to collect food no more than once a month. Visitors to the food pantry generally receive a variety of canned goods, dry cereal, bread, pasta, rice, peanut…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Pumpkin, the official mascot of the Gambrills General Store, found a helpful place to nap.
Customers at the Gambrills General Store this week may have noticed a box by the door to collect canned goods to help feed hungry families in the area. Pumpkin, the store's cat and mascot, found the box to be a cozy place to hang out. Store co-owned Janet Garman sent over this photo of Pumpkin. "Guess he thinks the grass is greener in a different home," Garman said. "Pumpkin always finds the funniest places to nap." The canned goods are being collected by the Rotary Club of West Anne Arundel County and will go to the Christian Assistance Program food pantry in Severn.