Talbot County Free Library’s St. Michaels Branch will be holding a food drive during this winter for those in need.
The Food Drive will be taking place during normal business hours on December 1 through December 21 at the St. Michaels Branch, located at 106 Fremont Street. Items that will be accepted include canned goods and non-perishable items.
The items will be given to the St. Michaels Community Center located at 103 Railroad Avenue. For St. Michaels Branch Manager Shauna Beulah, making partnerships with other local community organizations is vital during the winter.
“It is gratifying to help the community and be of service when and where we can. It is part of our mission to serve and help people enrich their lives,” said Beulah. “We have come to know our patrons and we enjoy sharing with them all that the library has to offer.”
In 2021, approximately two million Marylanders may face hunger according to Maryland Food Bank’s Maryland Hunger Map Analysis. Roughly 39 % of Maryland Households are likely to be food insecure.
In Talbot County, one in five children are food insecure and 43 % of Talbot County public school kids receive free or reduced price school meal, according to Talbot County Hunger Coalition. The St. Michaels Community Center has a vision to enhance the quality of life and serve the needs of the community through programs, partnerships, and educational activities. The St. Michaels Community Center has been helping families in need for over 30 years.
About Talbot County Free Library
It is the mission of the Talbot County Free Library to enrich and renew the lives of the people it serves. There are two locations: The main library in Easton is located at 100 W. Dover St.; and the St. Michael branch is at 106 Fremont St. The Maryland Room in the Easton branch holds a voluminous collection of genealogical resources and historical documents. Services at both locations include the circulation of books, DVDs, and digital devices, as well as free Wi-Fi, public computers, exhibits, and programs for both children and adults. For more information, please visit www.tcfl.org. Be sure to like the library on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @Talbotcountyfreelibrary.