They used to carry food that helped feed hungry families in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties. Now they’ve been repurposed and decorated to help more people see that hunger.
On Saturday, May 16, 2015, join Catholic Charities’ Southern Maryland Food Bank at Pallet Art Showcase, a unique art show that aims to ease the pain of hunger.
The art gallery will be:
St. Mary’s Elks Lodge #2092
45779 Fire Department Lane
California, MD 20619
May 16, 2015, noon to 4 pm
Admission is $1 or one non-perishable food item. All proceeds will benefit the Southern Maryland Food Bank, which annually distributes more than one million pounds of food to the tri-county region.
In total, 18 pallets have been submitted. The artists come from all walks of life in the community: three grade level schools, 4-H camp, Southern Maryland Food Council, local Boy Scouts, local Cub Scouts, treatment facility residents, local Churches, food bank volunteers and more.
“I’m blown away by the art talent we have hiding around here,” said Brenda DiCarlo, the Director of the Southern Maryland Food Bank. “Each pallet is how the artist, usually someone who has ties to community service already, views the issue of hunger here or nationwide.”
Catholic Charities meets the most pressing human needs, serving tens of thousands of people annually through 65 programs in 47 locations throughout the District of Columbia and Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties in Maryland. For more information, visit www.CatholicCharitiesDC.org.