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Blue Jean BASH Benefitting Food Link
Boot stompin’ fun is set for Saturday, May 12th 2012 from 7pm-11pm, as Food Link celebrates over 20 years of service helping our neighbors in need.
The event will be held at the Red Barn in Harness Creek, a private home of a Food Link supporter and all proceeds from the event will be donated to Food Link, Inc. The event is open to the public and will be held Rain or Shine.
Guests can expect BBQ, Beer, Wine, Live Music, a silent and live auction. The fun will also include a photo booth, wine wheel and a beautiful sunset overlooking the South River is guaranteed.
Jeans, boots and cowboy hats are the encouraged attire for the BLUE JEAN BASH. Parking and shuttle will be available at Annapolis Middle School at the second Spa Rd entrance by the tennis courts.
The continued success of Food Link is depends solely on the support of individuals, community groups, businesses and civic organization and the success of the BLUE JEAN BASH.
Food Link, Inc., is the largest non-profit hunger relief and food rescue organization in Anne Arundel County and four counties on the Eastern Shore. Food Link, Inc. provides immediate emergency food assistance and other essentials to individuals and families in time of need – a safety net for the poor.
Mission Statement - We strive to lead efforts in alleviating hunger in communities by linking vital resources to families and individuals in need.
There is a new face of hunger. They could be your neighbor that can afford to pay the rent or buy food or grandparents raising their grandkids. More than 446,000 Maryland residents live below the national poverty line. More than 25,600 of these live in Anne Arundel County.
One in Ten children in Maryland lives in Poverty (over 135,000 children)
How Food Link has helped:
- 15,000 individuals and families receive assistance each month. Of those served, 45% are working individuals and families, 34% are children and 20% are seniors
- Food Link hands out 2.1 Million pounds of food each year in Anne Arundel County and 200,000 pounds on the Eastern Shore
- We have over 150 volunteers that contributed over 25,838 hours of their time. Volunteers who assist Food Link have collected donated items from area grocers, restaurants, caterers, growers and individuals. This all happens in Anne Arundel, Queen Anne, Talbot, Kent and Dorchester Counties.
- Once the food is collected, Food Link organizes and facilitates the collection and delivers it directly to those who are in need. Nothing is warehoused.
Retail Food Rescue
A wide variety of foods are donated by grocers, restaurants, caterers, food distribution services and people like you. Our volunteers pick up and distribute this food to recipient agencies, charities and individuals. Individuals, homeless shelters, treatment centers, foster care, group homes, battered women's shelters, and many others greatly benefit from the Retail Food Rescue, in Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore.
Wholesale Produce Distribution
Every Friday* at the Maryland Wholesale Produce Market in Riva, a truck arrives with fresh produce and others bring items from stores like breads, rolls, etc for distribution through Food Link. Doors open at 9:00AM and close when we run out of food. Located in Anne Arundel County.
Emergency Baby Pantry
The baby pantry provides free diapers, formula, clothes and other essentials for needy mothers and fathers to help them raise their babies. This is located in Anne Arundel County.
The Crisis/Caring Connection
During a crisis Food Link has become the first stop for those in need and the last stop when traditional support programs are unable to help. Other programs may take weeks or even months to process requests, at Food Link offer immediate response to those in need of our support. We help with eviction prevention, utility shut-off prevention, prescription help, motel help, items for special needs children/families, and so much more. This help is only available in Anne Arundel County right now.
Established in 1991, Food Link exists to help the poor in our community. Food Link offers immediate help directly to families and individuals or by assisting caseworkers, clergy and, community activists. With Food Link donations of goods and services it allows our organization to support over 100 recipient agencies and organizations. A variety of people benefit from Food Link’s services: homeless shelters, soup kitchens, foster care groups, emergency food pantries, treatment and rehabilitation centers, battered women's shelters, senior citizen facilities, newly unemployed, single parent families, children and the working poor.
Food Link operates on grants and private donations.