Covid-19 Kent County Food Pantry Info

GETTING HELP

WHERE THERE’S A NEED, THERE’S A WAY: CHOOSE FROM 6 FOOD PANTRIES TO MEET YOUR NEEDS

Kent County is fortunate to have so many programs to assist those in need. There are many that donate resources in order to provide services to a broad range of residents, especially during these difficult times. There are five food pantries in Kent County and one in Ridgeley, all of which provide services to the residents of Kent County.

Below is information on each of these six pantries so that residents will learn about which programs can best meet their needs and how to access them. Also descriptions should reassure those in need that these environments are safe.  Contact information is provided for those who have questions.

Chestertown

Kent County Community Pantry

Mill Street near the corner of Mill and High St; 410-778-0550;

 www.kentfoodpantry.org 

Contact: Sue Caswell

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-noon; second 

    Wednesday of month, 10-noon

Eligibility: During COVID-19 Serving all who come.

    Regular criteria:

    Must be resident of Kent County and meet income qualifications.

    Clients are referred through the Dept of Social Services. 

    May also be referred by clergy, individuals and organizations such as the   

    Good Neighbor Fund and the Good Samaritan Group. The Pantry has the

    discretion to enter clients into the program. 

Safe Environment: Curb-side distribution; food placed on a cart on 

    the sidewalk while clients wait in cars and then they retrieve the food.

Seventh Day Adventist Church

305 n. Kent Street; 443-988-3886  

Contact: Jessie Stant

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays, 10:00 to noon

Eligibility: Md resident and in need of assistance

Safe Environment: volunteers wear masks and gloves; all areas are sanitized. Bags of groceries are distributed through a walk-up window. As clients register they must line up 6’ apart.

 

Millington

Millington-Crumpton Food Pantry; 

housed at Asbury United Methodist Church

392 Cypress Street; 443-480-0053

Contact: Faye Everett

Hours of Operation: Regular pantry hours are Mondays, 9-noon

   (Also Commodity Supplemental Food Pantry for those over 60; 

   Mobile Pantry 7-10 times/year; Thanksgiving boxes.) 

   Next Mobile Pantry scheduled for May 19.

Eligibility for Food Pantry: Md resident on some type of assistance such as   

   medical or fuel assistance

   Commodity Supplemental Food Pantry – currently at capacity    

   Mobile Pantry – Md resident with photo ID

Safe Environment: Clients must stay in cars; all volunteers wear masks and  

    gloves and maintain social distancing

 

Ridgley

St. Martin’s Ministries

14374 Benedictine Lane, Ridgley (The barn)  410-634-2537   ext. 111

 www.stmartinministries.org

Contact: Odette Boyce-Galvez

Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30-11:30am; 

    Wednesday, 6-7:30pm

Eligibility for Food Pantry: Anyone who needs food is eligible

Safe Environment: Following CDC guidelines; curbside pick-up while clients are asked to stay in vehicles.

 

Rock Hall

Rock Hall  Community Food Pantry

Rock Hall Civic Center  410-639-2351  

www.yourrockhall.church/post/rock-hall-food-pantry

Contact: Sue Becker

Hours of Operation: First and third Saturdays of the month thru the 

    the summer; 10-noon

Eligibility for Food Pantry: resident of S. Kent County including Rock 

    Hall and South of Fairlee

Safe Environment: All volunteers wear masks; distribution is outside.

 

Worton

Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church

24840 Lambs Meadow Road; 410-778-3328; www.mtoliveamecworton.org

Contact: Rev. Mary Walker

Hours of Operation: Third Friday of the month, 1-3pm

Eligibility: referral from Md Food Bank

Safe Environment: Volunteers wear face masks; follow all CDC guidelines

WHERE THERE’S A NEED THERE’S A WAY

HOW TO DONATE TO FOOD PANTRIES

While getting the word out to those in need of our area’s food pantries, it is equally important to let community members know how they can contribute to their success. See below the many ways that you can help. Contact information is provided for those who have questions.

Chestertown

Kent County Community Food Pantry

Mill St near the corner of Mill and High St; 410-778-0550;

www.kentfoodpantry.org 

Contact: Sue Caswell

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-noon

    Second Wednesday of month, 10-noon

Financial Donations: Donations may be made on our website

    Make checks payable to Community Food Pantry; Mail to 

    PO Box 346, Chestertown, Md 21620

In-kind Donations: Drop off during hours of operation

Volunteers: Can use help with transporting and unloading; 

    Contact Sue Caswell

 

Chestertown Seventh Day Adventist Church Food Pantry

305 N. Kent Street   443-988-3886  

Contact: Jessie Stant

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays, 10:00 to noon

Financial Donations:   Make checks payable to SDA Church Food Pantry; 

    Mail to Jessie Stant, 503 Flat Iron Square Road, Church Hill, Md 21623

In-kind donations: any non-perishable items esp spaghetti and sauce, cereal

   Immediate need Clorox wipes   

   Black drop-off box located outside of pantry on N. Kent St. during hours   

   of operation 

Volunteers: Contact jdstant490@gmail.com 

Millington

Millington-Crumpton Food Pantry; 

housed at Asbury United Methodist Church

392 Cypress Street; 443-480-0053

Contact: Faye Everett

Hours of Operation: Mondays, 9-noon

Financial Donations: Make checks payable to Millington-Crumpton Food    

    Pantry; Mail to PO Box 187, Millington, Md 21651

In-kind Donations: Shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes,

    shaving needs; Drop off items at Asbury UMC, 392 Cypress    

    St. Millington; Tuesday-Thursday, 9-11

Volunteers: Need for those who can lift up to 50 lbs;

    Volunteers needed on May 19 for Mobile Food Pantry to pre-package   

    food items to be put into clients’ cars; location at former Millington 

    Elementary School; Contact Faye Everett at 443-480-0053

        

Ridgley

St. Martin’s Ministries

14374 Benedictine Lane   410-634-2537  ext. 111

    www.stmartinministries.org 

Contact: Odette Boyce-Galvez

Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30-11:30am, 

    Wednesday, 6-7:30pm

Financial Donations: Donations needed immediately due to increased    

    demand; on-line donations – go to www.stmartinministries.org then click  

    on get involved and donate now.

    Make checks payable to St. Martin’s Ministries, Mail to PO Box 996

    14374 Benedictine Lane, Ridgley, Md 21660

In-kind Donations: Immediate need for diapers, gloves, hand sanitizers,   

    wipes, toilet paper, all cleaning products, face masks; Contact Odette 

    Boyce-Galvez to arrange for delivery

Volunteers: Due to social distancing guidelines we are not working with

    volunteers at this time.

Rock Hall

Rock Hall Community Food Pantry 

Rock Hall Civic Center   410-639-2351  

www.yourrockhall.church/post/rock-hall-food-pantry 

Contact: Sue Becker

Hours of Operation: First and third Saturdays of the month; 10-noon thru 

    the summer

Financial Donations: Make checks out to Rock Hall Food Pantry, 

    Mail to PO Box 166, Rock Hall, Md 21661, Attn: Sue Becker

In-kind Donations: Non perishable items; Call for appointment for drop-off

Volunteers: Currently staffed up

 

Worton

Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church

24840 Lambs Meadow Road; 410-778-3328

Contact: Rev. Mary Walker

Hours of Operation: Third Friday of the month; 1-3pm

Financial Donations: Make checks out to Mount Olive African Methodist 

    Episcopal Church; write Food Pantry Donation on memo line

    Mail to PO Box 77, 24840 Lambs Meadow Road, Worton, Md 21678

In-kind Donations: Food boxes, packing tape, sturdy plastic bags for

    packing fruits and vegetables, re-usable shopping bags. Also need 2-3    

    carts on wheels on which to places boxes to move food from Life Center 

    to cars. Donations can be dropped off Tues or Wed on third week of the   

    month, noon-1pm; Call to schedule another time, if needed      

Volunteers: Need help during hours of operation to pack and load food  

    Contact Rev. Mary Walker at 443-480-5634