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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Highland MD

Mount Zion United Methodist Church - Open Door Food Pantry
Highland, MD 20777
Details: The Open Doors Food Pantry opened on July 20th 2013, and on July 19th 2014, we will celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary! It’s not been an easy year, and we all learn from our mistakes. Pam Gebhardtsbauer, Debbie Burgio, and I took a huge leap of faith and pushed toward getting a food pantry started at our church, which is something that was never dreamed of as be-ing needed in Highland, MD. The first month we opened, we had 7 families that were in need of food. In April we had a record number of families show up for food – 40. We’ve now partnered with the MD Food Bank, Panera Bread in the Co-lumbia Mall, McDonalds in Clarksville, and Dunkin Donuts in Clarksville. We no longer have to depend upon you to pro-vide all the food for the clients, or the coupons. Since we partnered with the MD Food Bank two months ago, we can buy food for as little as 17 cents per pound.