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Dear Friends,

This year just seems to be flying by! Before you know it, we'll be celebrating Halloween. The grocery stores have been gearing up for this for quite a while now - tempting all of us with great deals on our favorite candies. If you're anything like me, you have to carefully consider how far in advance to make that very tempting purchase that only you know where it will be hidden. Too much "quality control" can lead to a candy shortage when all those ghosts and goblins come knocking on the door.

Speaking of ghosts and goblins, very soon we will be seeing specters of many scary things - black bats, witches, walking skeletons, even vampires! While we will delight in the fright for only one night, there is another kind of scary that is not as visible and stays for days, weeks even months at a time.

Scary is - not having food to put on the table for dinner, no money to buy any or idea how to feed the children.

Scary is - not having diapers and formula for the baby and no means to get any until payday.

Scary is - not having the means to pay for essential medications.

Scary is - having your hours cut or losing your job and wondering what will happen when you can't make the rent or the hotel room that is the only thing that keeps you and your children off the street.

Scary is - receiving a cut-off notice from BG&E and hoping for a miracle so your family isn't sitting in the dark or living without heat as the weather turns cold.

While the answer for a frightening creature at your door yelling "Trick or Treat" can be easily handled with a candy bar, that's not the case for families struggling with daily living essentials. Every day we work with those who are scared by the situations they're in and are desperately searching for help. Every day Food Link endeavors to supply that help, to take away the fears, to help restore dignity. But we cannot do this alone. It takes a consensus and action of caring people to make a difference. When you donate to Food Link you can be assured that your dollars will stay here and help someone in Anne Arundel County. We are the nonprofit of neighbors helping neighbors. We are honored by your support and more importantly, will provide a life-sustaining "treat" to someone in need.

Warmest Regards,

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.


Fleet Feet 7th Annual Pumpkin Fun Run - Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30pm to benefit Food Link.
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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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