1740 Forest Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-263-6680
As FOLLOWERS of Christ,
We SHARE God's love
And SERVE others.

Heritage Baptist Church 
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Helping the Hungry

"...and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like noonday." - Isaiah 58:10, NIV

A key mission focus at HBC is reaching out to local families who suffer from hunger.  Not in Annapolis, you say? Despite the fact that we live in one of the weathiest states in the country, one in eight households is considered "food insecure." HBC volunteers reach out to these households through our Food Pantry and Backpack Buddies program. We are expanding our mission in 2014-15 with plans for a community garden. Read on for information on how you can join us in this endeavor.

Need Food Assistance?

Heritage Baptist Food Pantry is open every 

Tuesday & Thursday (except holidays) from 9-11 AM.

For more information, contact the church office at 410-263-6680.

How to help with the Food Pantry

Donate non-perishable food items at the church office, or put them in the green bucket labeled “Food for the Needy” in the church hallway near the nursery.  Remember: Do not bring outdated food.  Check the expiration dates.  Also needed: brown paper grocery bags.

 

Volunteer to work on the distribution days- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 AM.  We would be happy to work with you.  You can leave a message for our volunteer coordinator through the church office at 410-263-6680.


Backpack Buddies

Since 2009, The HBC Backpack Buddies program has worked with Georgetown East and Mills Parole Elementary Schools to help children in need. The idea is simple: many students who rely on free or reduced cost breakfast & lunch during the school week are not getting enough food to eat over the weekends. The schools identify students in need and each week during the school year, HBC volunteers pack and deliver ready-to-eat foods for those students to carry home Friday afternoon. Want to help us make a difference? You can volunteer to pack or deliver backpacks, provide needed food items or simply make a monetary gift to this program. For more information, contact the program coordinator through the church office at 410.263.6680
 Heritage Garden
Come Grow With Us! 
Heritage is blessed with a large plot of land running alongside our building. Over the years, we have worked with local conservancy groups to protect the property from harmful runoff, making a rain garden with native plants.  Now we are looking at the wonderful space and thinking of stewardship. How can we make the most of the blessings God has given us?

The idea of a community garden surfaced earlier this year and a team was formed to explore how this can be done effectively.  We are breaking ground for a 20'x10' garden plot in Fall 2014 to benefit our Food Pantry patrons and possibly supplement HBC's Wednesday Night Dinners. In Spring 2015, we will plan to open the garden to neighbors who wish to have a plot either for their families or to aid a worthy project. Watch this space for updates as we grow this new piece of the Heritage Vision.  

Want to get in on the ground floor? (We promise to go easy on the planting puns.) Join us and and see what we can accomplish for the betterment of our community.  You do not have to be a member of Heritage to work with us.  Call the office at 410.263.6680 or email Rev. Price at stephen@heritagebaptistannapolis.org