Food Distribution Center: Blessed to Give

Dan Ryan Builders has generously supported the Mission by providing construction costs for the new building to store food donated by over fifteen local grocery stores and restaurants. Among these supporters, WalMart, Giant Eagle and Red Lobster have given a multitude of food items to the Mission’s outreach program.

For over 13 years, Giant Eagle on W. 7th St. has generously given to the Mission. Guy Mutchler, Mission food service manager, and Gus Gilliam, Mission food resources driver, receive the food donations from Dan Wiles, Giant Eagle meat team leader. We greatly appreciate their support as we fight hunger in Frederick with the new Food Distribution Center. “All the departments at Giant Eagle are happy to give,” Wiles said. “The main thing is knowing that the food is not going to waste and going to people who need it.”

At Walmart, located on Route 85, Amy Riggs helps facilitate donations including produce, canned goods, meat, dry goods and more. The store has been involved with supporting the Mission for over three years, and Sam Navai, store manager, is thrilled to play a part in helping the Mission. “We are proud to help our community, and anything that we can do to help, we are up for it.” In addition to many generous supporters, the Maryland Food Bank donates thousands of pounds of fresh food to the Mission. Their partnership has helped the Mission give food to families struggling to put food on the table and to make ends meet. Many of the families that receive food at the Mission from the Maryland Food Bank just need a helping hand to get back up on their feet. We are grateful that the partnership with the Maryland Food Bank can help a family eliminate hunger in their home.

Numerous volunteers sacrifice their time to help the Mission pick up food from various locations. Once the food is picked up, it is delivered to the Mission and organized by volunteers and residents of the Changed Life Recovery Program.