Commissioner Kelly to Hold “Dine with Purpose”

November 29, 2012

Charles County Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly invites the public to attend a “Dine with Purpose” event on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., at the New Hope Church of God (4200 Old Washington Road, Waldorf).

Commissioner Kelly will join the Waldorf Rotary Club in coordinating a second annual community dinner. A free and enjoyable meal will be provided to anyone in need of food or fellowship.

The purpose of this event is to bring awareness that poverty is a serious problem for many individuals and families in Charles County and encourage others to provide community dinners. Donations will be accepted, and each dollar of your donation will buy up to eight pounds of food for a needy family. If you would like to be a part of helping a family in need, below are food and donation locations:

Cash, money order or check donations should be sent to:

Southern Maryland Food Bank
P.O. Box 613
Hughesville, Md. 20637

Drop food location for Charles County Maryland food banks:

Mary’s Food Pantry (Sacred Heart Church, La Plata)
Saturday and other specified dates, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
301-934-2261, 201 St. Mary’s Avenue, La Plata

Christ Church, Port Tobacco Parish Food Pantry
Friday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
301-392-1051, 112 E. Charles Street, La Plata

Wayside Food Bank, Inc. (Holy Ghost Catholic Church)
3rd Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
301-259-2493, 15848 Rock Point Road, Newburg

St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry of St. Peter’s Church
3rd Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
301-843-8916, 3320 St. Peter’s Church Rd., Waldorf

Joe’s Place (Christ Episcopal Church, Durham Parish)
2nd and 4th Thursday, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
8685 Ironsides Road, Nanjemoy

Peace Lutheran Church (Peace Lutheran food bank is temporarily closed during new construction at the church)
1st and 3rd Saturday and 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
301-843-1832, 401 E Smallwood Drive, Waldorf

Charles County Children’s Aid Society, Inc.
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
301 645-1561, 3000 Huntington Circle Waldorf

Anathoth House, Inc., a Food Pantry and Outreach Ministry
Monday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Fridays, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.(hot prepared meals)
301-751-4870, 3200 Captain Dement Drive, Waldorf

Calvary United Methodist Church
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
301-645-5247, 3235 Leonardtown Rd, Waldorf

Hughesville Baptist Church
Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
(301) 274-3672, 8505 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville

If you have an issue that you would like to feature, please contact Commissioner Kelly at

For more information, contact Ms. Kim Simonson, Executive Assistant, at 301-645-0576 or Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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