St. Martin’s Food Pantry continues to receive donations from individuals, churches and businesses during the Pandemic. The Pantry would not be able to serve our clients without their support. Students from Good Counsel High School, Connelly School of the Holy Child, Holton-Arms School, Rockville High School, Magruder High School, and Watkins Mill High School helped at the Food Pantry during the week or on Sunday. During the past week, we provided support to St. Jude’s, St. John Neumann’s, Epworth United Methodist and Living Faith Lutheran food pantries. Donations were received from: Boy Scout Troop 447, St. Martin’s, Our Lady of Mercy, St. Patrick’s, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Bartholomew, Leisure Neighbors, Montgomery County Council 2323 Knights of Columbus, Gaithersburg Costco, Germantown Lancaster Dutch Market (delivered by team from Mother Seton parish), Great Harvest (Rockville), Rockville Trader Joe’s (delivered by Celestial Manna), Spring Mill Bread Co. (Rockville), Giant Food (Travilah), Bagel Towne (Travilah), MoCo’s Founding Farmers (Potomac), Panera (Kentlands), Harris Teeter (Rockville), and Damascus Help. Spotlight on donors:
• Boy Scout Troop 447 (Rockville – United Methodist Church) John Elliott’s Eagle Scout project was a food drive to collect donations for St. Martin’s Food Pantry. John enlisted the support of 33 scouts and scout leaders to pass out flyers and then returned on Sunday, April 18 to pick up the donations from neighbor’s doorsteps. John’s efforts resulted in three carloads of canned goods, diapers and other items being delivered to the Pantry. \
• Leisure Neighbors (residents of Leisure World) have provided for the past two weeks homemade masks for children in two sizes (small and medium). All of the masks have been distributed. In addition, they collect donations of canned goods and other items and deliver them weekly to the Pantry.
On 4/19, the Food Pantry served 254 clients. We provided diapers and baby formula/food to 146 clients. The Pantry served clients from Bethesda, Frederick, Damascus, Darnestown, Derwood, Dickerson, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring and Wheaton. At this time the Pantry is in need of the following items: Similac Blue Formula, baby food, Pedisure, Ensure, adult diapers (size M/L), and canned soup. Tom Hill – Interim Coordinator