Volunteer Opportunities

In this time of crisis we are aware that there are many people who will be short on funds or out of jobs and unable to have enough food to eat. St. Anne’s is identifying ways that our church community can help in tangible ways to the Annapolis community and Anne Arundel County during this time. We have listed some opportunities below to stay informed, make food donations, or make funding or other donations to important organizations. We welcome your involvement and your feedback.

Please feel free to send additional updates, sources, and information to The Rev. Jess Sexton (jsexton@stannes-annapolis.org) as you learn of needs in our community.

For more information on the opportunities available, please click on the links below:

St. Anne’s Good Samaritan Fund
St. Luke’s Food Pantry
Light House
Partners in Mission in Guatemala
Bates Middle School
Pop Up Food Pantries
Feed Anne Arundel

 

Outreach Supported by St. Anne’s

Good Samaritan Fund

This clergy discretionary fund supports dire needs in the St. Anne’s parish and Annapolis community. To give to this fund, please click here and designate your donation to the Good Samaritan Fund.

 

 


 

St. Luke’s Food Pantry

St.. Luke’s in Eastport holds their weekly food pantry on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM to noon. Grocery stores are not able to fill their bulk food orders as they once did and the pantry is now in need of food. If you feel comfortable, they are accepting donations on Mondays between 10:00 and 11:00 AM outside of St. Luke’s at 1101 Bay Ridge Avenue. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Jess at jsexton@stannes-annapolis.org.  For a list of the items most needed, please click here.

 

Light House

Light House relies on in-kind donations from our generous community to ensure that our clients’ most basic needs are met.

  • At this time, we are only able to accept these items.
  • We are also still accepting bagged lunches from those who have signed up.If you are scheduled to make bagged lunches, we ask that you ONLY PROVIDE THE INGREDIENTS FOR MEALS, nothing is to be prepped or prepared off-site.
  • Items can be delivered between 7:00 AM-7:00 PM at our 10 Hudson Street, Annapolis location. We ask that all donations of food or supplies be brought to the back door of the Light House, ring the doorbell and the RA at the front desk will speak through the intercom acknowledging the drop-off and will collect the items after you have left.
  • The items can also be ordered online and delivered to the Light House, 10 Hudson Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, from many local grocery stores including: InstacartWhole Foods, Giant Foods, Safeway , and Wegmans .

Please feel free to send additional updates, sources, and information to The Rev. Jess Sexton (jsexton@stannes-annapolis.org) and Kimberly Jillson (kkqjillson@gmail.com) as you learn of food needs in our community.

Partners in Mission in Guatemala

Your gifts are having a BIG impact! Just this week, the PIMIG team was able to transfer dollars to cover FOOD RELIEF for another ten days for 195 families – this is amazing, and the recipients are so very grateful. But the forecast is bleak as the pandemic lockdown and restrictions are still in place and will be for the foreseeable future. The drought continues, and new crops will not be harvested until December. Let’s do what we can now and help out this wonderful community. Click the picture on the left to see a special video.

You can donate to this campaign here.

 

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Additional Outreach Opportunities in the Community

Adopt-A-Family at Bates Middle School

Adopt-a-Family – Meal Support for Families in Need at Bates Middle School. There is a need to help deliver meals and basic necessities to some families who are under quarantine for the month of May.  The hope is that multiple families (2-5) would combine to support 1 family-in-need with meal delivery several nights a week and other necessities if possible.  Sign up here. You can also sign up here to have meals delivered. For more information contact Townsend McNitt at townsendmcnitt@aol.com.

Pop Up Food Pantries

Volunteers are greatly needed at Tyler Heights on Saturday mornings for Pop Up Pantry. Contact Kathy Metzger to volunteer or sign up here

Volunteers greatly needed at Allen Apartments on Saturday mornings for Pop Up Pantry. Sign up here or contact Janice Keating.

Food/supplies for the above can be taken to the rear entrance of  Bay Area Community Church at 710 Ridgely Avenue.

 

 

 

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Feed Anne Arundel

This organization pays restaurant workers to prepare food to be distributed to families as determined by the Center of Help & Anne Arundel Partnership for Children, Youth & Families. Created by Monica Alvardo, owner of Bread & Butter Restaurant in Eastport in collaboration with ACT-Anne Arundel Connecting Together. Financial donations managed by: Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.  Monica Alvardo needs people to help her brainstorm how we can move from Food Security to Food Sovereignty. To set up core team training with ACT/Anne Arundel Connecting Together, Contact Rev. Ryan Sirmons,

 

 

 

 

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