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Dear Friends,

It's that time of year again. The leaves are turning into a beautiful rainbow of autumnal colors, there's a nip in the air and the smell of fires burning in fireplaces. It's also the month of a very important holiday, both personally and nationally, and that is Thanksgiving. It is the one day of the year we set aside to truly take stock and count our blessings, to realize how very much we have to be grateful for. We do so gathered around the table with family and friends, sharing a meal that symbolizes the bounty of our blessings. Here at Food Link, we're up to our giblets finalizing the list of those who we will be able to help celebrate this very special holiday. To understand what this truly means to someone who must count on the kindness of strangers for a chance to have Thanksgiving, I offer the words of one such neighbor in need that truly touched my heart:

"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your kindness and help this past year. It has been a lifesaver, literally! I'm a disabled senior living on SSI alone. I have no family or friends to look to for help in rough times. When I found your organization this past year, I was so grateful. From your food programs to the help with a household bill during a recent illness, you have helped me feel I'm not in this alone.

The upcoming Holiday Food offer is especially appreciated. Most holidays fall on the last part of the month ... Christmas, Thanksgiving. Before your help, many holidays I got to eat plain rice, while the aroma of the neighbors holiday feasts floated in the window. On a few holidays, I had even less.

Everyone has experienced the discomfort of dieting, I think. But not everyone has felt the terrible ache of true hunger. Having experienced it in the past, I wanted you to know how much your caring means to me. Thank you for your programs and assistance in keeping me healthy and fed. I will always be grateful and thank God I found your organization. D.C."

When you choose to support Food Link, your help stays right here in the community, and we welcome your help at this most special season. To donate, just click this link.

I realize how much I have to be thankful for. When I started writing this, I was famished - stomach gurgling hungry - and I was able to get something to eat. I am very grateful that I don't have the crushing worry of how I'm going to eat or where my next meal is coming from. I am grateful to be part of an amazing nonprofit dedicated to helping alleviate the suffering of our struggling families. I am grateful to our wonderful, amazing, generous volunteers who help transport and deliver almost two million pounds of food and other basic living essentials each year to neighbors in need. I am grateful for the funders who choose to partner with us. I am grateful to live in such a caring community and for those who choose to support us through the year. We could not touch lives with the gifts of nourishment, comfort and hope without you. Wishing you many reasons to be thankful this season -

Heartfelt Thanks,

Cathy L. Bird, Executive Director

Hours of Business:

Food Link Offices will be open on Tuesday - Thursday, 9 -4
and Friday 9 - 3

Produce Program Schedule
Every Friday til the end of the year.

Emergency Needs

Canned fruit
Shelf stable milk

We also need paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo and conditioner, bar soap, laundry detergent, tooth paste, cleaning supplies.


The 2014 TCS Annapolis Running Classic
Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Packing for Groceries
November 26-27

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St. Mary's Elementary School donated 1,800 pounds of food as a part of their Maryland Day to Serve Program. [read more]

- KnowledgeLink's short-term exchange program for international students lead a project to benefit Food Link at The Calverton School for a group of middle school students from Hanzhou, China. [read more]

Thanks to all who donated to Food Link through Great Give 2014! We earned $2,525.... but the need never ends! Donate here throughout the year.

Contact Us

Food Link, Inc.
2666 Riva Road
3rd Floor MS 8302
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-897-3941 (main/Paula Gordon)
410-897-3942 (main/Cathy Holstrom-Bird)

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