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Feed St. Mary's

A Rotary Club of Lexington Park Project to start a sustainable food bank in St. Mary's County. Md.

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Funded by Rotary Grant




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Detailed description

Hunger is a global problem touching every continent. In America, estimates are that 1 in 8 suffer from food insecurity. In St. Mary's County. Md., roughly 36% of the population constitute the working poor. In 2017, the Rotary Club of Lexington Park initiated a survey on how to best serve its community. This survey pointed to food insecurity. A number of food pantries and soup kitchens existed to serve the population at risk, but suffered from a weak supply chain. The Club took these results, amplified and justified them and reported them to the community. As a result, faith based and other organizations are on board with the notion of creating a community supported, sustainable food bank. This fills a need already met in surrounding counties. The Club has put up funds necessary to start a food bank, sought partners from throughout the state, was awarded grants and is spearheading the creation of a non-profit, stakeholder run corporation to manage the much needed County food bank.

Community, Community economic development

United States

20 June 2017

14 July 2020

Club Foundation, Rotary Grant, Grants/Public Support

Lexington Park, MD, USA (Rotary Club)
Charlotte Hall, MD, USA (Rotary Club)

Dr. Linda W. Lymas, Lexington Park | contact
Ms. Julie B. Randall, Lexington Park | contact
Mr. George F. Hurlburt, Lexington Park | contact
John J Roberts, Lexington Park | contact
2403094129 Walter H Gardiner, Lexington Park | contact

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Engagement Tracker

Total volunteer hours
4,100
Hours
Number of volunteers
12
People
Total cash contributions
108,500
USD
Total in-kind contributions
24,000
USD