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Mount Zion United Methodist Church - Open Door Food Pantry
Highland, MD 20777

The Open Doors Food Pantry opened on July 20th 2013, and on July 19th 2014, we will celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary! It has 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 families. We've now partnered with the MD Food Bank, Panera Bread in the Columbia Mall, McDonalds in Clarksville, Dunkin Donuts in Clarksville and Atholton High School's Feed The Future Service Club. 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 a few years ago, we can buy food for as little as 17 cents per pound. All donations and volunteers are geatly appreciated! Thank you all!