South County Democrats Help Out at SCAN for National Day of Service

By Ann Wolfe President of the South County Democratic Club

The South County Democratic Club responded to President Barack Obama’s call for a National Day of Service on January 19 by organizing a food drive for the South County Assistance Network (SCAN).

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer with Don and Lucy Arthur at the South County Assistance Network at St. James Church in Lothian.

We were honored to have our District 5 Congressman, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, join us to deliver food items and thank local Democrats for their active participation in reelecting President Obama and Maryland Democrats in 2012.

Nearly 90 friends of the South County Democratic Club collected food for SCAN, located at St. James Parish in Lothian.

A few weeks ago, we met with Don and Lucy Arthur of SCAN to discuss their needs.

Currently SCAN provides supplemental food to about 200 families each month, and at this time they needed several staples – peanut butter, jelly, and muffin mix, and were low on pork and beans, pasta, and soups.

The Club also purchased 100 jars of peanut butter, 100 jars of jelly, and 100 muffin mixes as a wholesale donation by Shady Side Market’s owners, Scott and Skip Catterton. Renno’s Market owner, Mohan Grover, provided frozen meats and other staples to help us reach our goal.

By the end of the afternoon, the South County Democratic Club’s donations completely filled SCAN’s shelves and overflowing boxes and stacked crates were on tables and the floor.

Donations are always needed at SCAN and nonperishable food items can be dropped at St. James Parish at any time by following the signs to the back of the building to SCAN.

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