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Chesapeake Churches Continue to Reach Out to Local Communities

Desiring to help their community, the Sipes family, members of the Berkeley Springs (Wv.) church, decided to find a way to share food with their neighbors through a Blessing Box (pictured above) that hangs on the front of their home. As fellow church members donate non-perishable items, the Sipes family continually stocks the Blessing Box with free items available for anyone in need.

On May 24, volunteers from the Reisterstown (Md.) church came together in the spirit of service to reach out to those in need. The group packed and gave away 104 bags of food to residents of surrounding neighborhoods.

The Pikesville (Md.) International church partners monthly with the Maryland Food Bank to donate needed items to the local community. On May 27, the food pantry served 527 people from 170 families.

On May 23, the Frederick (Md.) church opened up their Pantry On The Go, a community outreach that takes place every fourth Sabbath of the month. The food pantry was launched to help assist families in the Frederick Community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this ministry, over 200 families have been served.

On May 12, members from the Wilna church (Joppa, Md.) volunteered to provide two meals for first responders and staff at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Md. With the additional help of a generous donation from a community food vendor, the Wilna church was able to serve 100 people at the local hospital.

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