Eight thirty Saturday morning, November 18, 40 cars were already lined up, to receive food from The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry on Canvasback Drive in Easton. And the procession of cars continued for more than three hours. “We have never had a day like this in our history,” according to Food Pantry Manager Kate Mansfield. “We are so grateful to all those who help us provide Thanksgiving to so many needy families in Talbot County. In all, 188 households were served.”
“Our benefactors included: Acme Markets, Choptank Transport (now Hub Group), Giant Foods, Paris Foods and Saints Peter and Paul Elementary School,” said Mansfield.
Mansfield expressed gratitude to the “Wonderful Vincentian volunteers, as well as a number of high school students who pitched in from Saints Peter and Paul, Easton, Gunston and Chesapeake Christian.”
“We have so many to thank,” says Mansfield. “But before we celebrate our own Thanksgivings, we will prepare for a repeat of Saturday when we are open again on Tuesday.”
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Saints Peter and Paul Conference, Inc., is an all-volunteer organization. In addition to their Food Pantry, they operate a Thrift Store and provide financial assistance to those in need in Talbot County. They can be reached at 410-770-4505.