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Free Community Dinner and Food Distribution Program 

  • The mission of the free grocery, meal and clothing program is to have a positive impact on people experiencing food hardships in the neighboring community and community at large.  The program has been in operation for 20 years.

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  • Deeds of Kindness for their partnership in providing coats for the Turkish Embassy earthquake relief collection.

  • Volunteer parishioners from our Mother’s Union and other groups, their friends and families for hours packing grocery bags and distributing groceries and meals.

  • Member organization with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) and the Community Ministry of Prince George’s County

  • Episcopal Diocese of Washington Hunger and Congregational Grant Program

  • American Institutes for Research providing grant funding.

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  • Serving the community since 2005 and since 2020 COVID Pandemic provide Drive Through services. 

  • Media coverage:

  • Summer 2016, St. Michael’s collaborated with the Food and Nutrition Education Program (FNEP) sponsored by the University of Maryland and hosted two supermarket shopping tours.

  • 2016 Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) designated St. Michael’s as a Partner for Wellness indicating that most food items ordered  are low in salt, are whole grain, and/or consist of fresh produce so that participants have access to healthy food options.

  • 2020 Covid-19 Grant from Episcopal Diocese of Washington to continue serving community during pandemic.

  • 2022 Participant in TEFAP Program

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