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1st Baptist of Eastport feed over 1,000

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1st Baptist of Eastport feed over 1,000

By Sharon Mager, BCM/D Correspondent

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—About 30 people of all ages regularly attend First Baptist Church of Eastport. They meet for worship and Bible study, and they do outreach ministry in a big way.

The church’s food pantry began with a few shelves of canned goods 20 years ago and now two rooms are filled with food. Last year, that church of 30 provided 4,000 bags of food to over 1,000 people.

Betty Meade is the volunteer church office manager and leads the food ministry.

Each Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to noon, several volunteers of all ages manage the activity, checking people in and bagging and distributing the food. But there’s a lot of work that goes on each week prior to Tuesday. Some gather the food —bringing day-old bread and produce. Another member goes to the food bank for supplies. Midshipmen who attend the church pitch in and help stock and maintain the pantry. Many food recipients jump in and help with unloading.

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