Long ago, The Ladies Mite Society began delivering food to some local people in the community that needed some assistance. Millie Hamman asked Joe Plemons to create a Food Pantry to help the many people in the area that are in need. Joe thought about it and back in 2006, after seeing the poverty in the Nanjemoy area he decided to help us do something about it. He started the Food Pantry, dedicated in his name, that has served people in need in this part of the County providing food, sometimes clothing, and at Christmas time toys. Even though Joe has passed on, his legacy and compassion lives on through this ministry.
Joe's Place Food Pantry:
New Hours: 4-5:30pm
on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
(2nd and 3rdThursdays in November and December on account of Thanksgiving and Christmas)
... and where we are today
A little history...
With the challenges of the COVID-19 virus and everything else that 2020 has thrown at us, we are grateful that Joe's Place continues to serve our neighbors. Most months this year we have seen a few more people than the month before and have welcomed a few new clients. In January 2021 8 volunteers put in 48 hours to serve 48 households, representing 149 individuals, including 3 new clients. For 2020 overall, we served 691 households, representing 2032 individuals. Donations of money and food continue to come in from parish and community members, and God continues to bless us with the time and energy of dedicated volunteers to purchase, collect, bag, and distribute the food. Thanks be to God!
Joe's Place Food Pantry
8700 Ironsides Rd. Nanjemoy, MD 20662
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