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Help feed local needy this Thanksgiving holiday

Ocean City Baptist Church seeks food, other donations for 35th annual free feast

(Nov. 9, 2012) The Ocean City Baptist Church is seeking the public’s assistance again this year in obtaining donations of various food and other items necessary for its 35th annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

The church feeds hundreds of individuals within the community every Thanksgiving. Many of those who attend, or who request dinners for carryout, are either in financial need and hungry, lonely and without family or friends to share dinner with.

Through the generosity of the Ocean City community and its businesses, the church last year fed more than 700 people, and organizers expect many more this year as so many continue to struggle with the economy.

The Ocean City Baptist Church has expressed the need for the following items this year: 36 frozen turkeys; five 5-gallon containers of peanut oil; 24 extra large cans of sweet potatoes; 30 large pumpkin pies; 30 large apple pies; 1,000 10-inch, three-compartment plates; 600 9-inch by 9-inch by 3-inch, three-compartment hinged carryout containers; 500 6-inch dessert plates; 1,000 two-ply dinner napkins; 1,000 each: plastic spoons, knives and forks; 500 utensil packs (including knife, fork, spoon, salt, pepper and napkin); 500 soup bowls; 36 rolls of paper towels; 1,000 12-ounce hot cups (Styrofoam); and six large rolls of aluminum foil wrap.

To make a donation, contact Pastor Sean Davis at 443-235-4103 or Vicki Cymek at 410-289-6573 by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 14, to arrange for pickup. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Make checks payable to the Ocean City Baptist Church and clearly mark on them “Thanksgiving Dinner.” Mail donations to the church office at 12637B Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, Md. 21842.

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