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Food pantry heroes of Howard County | PHOTOS

Belinda Ward, Clarksville, an usher, fills a bag with food as she and other church members set up the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church. They pack bags with shelf stable food and place them into the trunks of those who drive up to the church on Saturday. October 2, 2021.
(Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)

Food pantry heroes of Howard County | PHOTOS

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Food pantries keep dinner on the table as pandemic continues to hit Howard County families.
Elkridge Food Pantry
Janet Murray checks on the remaining supplies at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021.
Janet Murray checks on the remaining supplies at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Elkridge Food Pantry
A line of cars full of shoppers wait for their turn at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021.
A line of cars full of shoppers wait for their turn at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Elkridge Food Pantry
Dan Durholz, director of the Elkridge Food Pantry, waits for shoppers to arrive on September 24, 2021.
Dan Durholz, director of the Elkridge Food Pantry, waits for shoppers to arrive on September 24, 2021. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Elkridge Food Pantry
Sherry March checks in a shopper at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021.
Sherry March checks in a shopper at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Elkridge Food Pantry
Sarah Gilder hands of bag of groceries to a shopper at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021.
Sarah Gilder hands of bag of groceries to a shopper at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Elkridge Food Pantry
A shopper steps out of his vehicle to grab some noodles at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021.
A shopper steps out of his vehicle to grab some noodles at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Elkridge Food Pantry
Marty Kappert grabs cans of supplies off the shelf for a shopper at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021.
Marty Kappert grabs cans of supplies off the shelf for a shopper at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Elkridge Food Pantry
Sherry March checks in a shopper at the Elkridge Food Pantry as more cars line up behind them on September 24, 2021.
Sherry March checks in a shopper at the Elkridge Food Pantry as more cars line up behind them on September 24, 2021. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Elkridge Food Pantry
Dan Durholz, director of the Elkridge Food Pantry, packs a bag full of meat for a shopper on September 24, 2021.
Dan Durholz, director of the Elkridge Food Pantry, packs a bag full of meat for a shopper on September 24, 2021. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Elkridge Food Pantry
A shopper grabs a can of cat food at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021.
A shopper grabs a can of cat food at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Elkridge Food Pantry
Walt Mansolillo, left, and Marty Kappert bring out a shopper's requested groceries to their car at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021.
Walt Mansolillo, left, and Marty Kappert bring out a shopper's requested groceries to their car at the Elkridge Food Pantry on September 24, 2021. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Nonperishable food and personal care items donated as part of the city of Elgin's Martin Luther King food drive sit on a pallet Monday waiting to be organized and delivered to local food pantries by volunteers.
Nonperishable food and personal care items donated as part of the city of Elgin's Martin Luther King food drive sit on a pallet Monday waiting to be organized and delivered to local food pantries by volunteers. (Gloria Casas / The Courier-News)
St. John Baptist Church Food Distribution
Anita Outen fills a bag with food as she and other church members set up the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church. They pack bags with shelf stable food and place them into the trunks of those who drive up to the church on Saturday. October 2, 2021.
Anita Outen fills a bag with food as she and other church members set up the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church. They pack bags with shelf stable food and place them into the trunks of those who drive up to the church on Saturday. October 2, 2021. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
St. John Baptist Church Food Distribution
St. John Baptist Church members pray together before they bag shelf stable food for the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church on Saturday. They packed bags with shelf stable food and placed them into the trunks of those who drive up to the church. October 2, 2021.
St. John Baptist Church members pray together before they bag shelf stable food for the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church on Saturday. They packed bags with shelf stable food and placed them into the trunks of those who drive up to the church. October 2, 2021. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
St. John Baptist Church Food Distribution
From left, Marcia St. Lawrence, Regina Mitchell and Michael Johnson, all of Columbia, work at the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church on Saturday. Mitchell is vice chair of the finance and operations ministry. Food is packed in bags and placed in the trunks of people that drive up to the church. October 2, 2021.
From left, Marcia St. Lawrence, Regina Mitchell and Michael Johnson, all of Columbia, work at the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church on Saturday. Mitchell is vice chair of the finance and operations ministry. Food is packed in bags and placed in the trunks of people that drive up to the church. October 2, 2021. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
St. John Baptist Church Food Distribution
Michael Johnson, Columbia, watches a car approach before the opening of the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church. Church members pack bags with shelf stable food and place them into the trunks of those who drive up to the church on Saturday. October 2, 2021.
Michael Johnson, Columbia, watches a car approach before the opening of the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church. Church members pack bags with shelf stable food and place them into the trunks of those who drive up to the church on Saturday. October 2, 2021. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
St. John Baptist Church Food Distribution
Belinda Ward, Clarksville, an usher, fills a bag with food as she and other church members set up the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church. They pack bags with shelf stable food and place them into the trunks of those who drive up to the church on Saturday. October 2, 2021.
Belinda Ward, Clarksville, an usher, fills a bag with food as she and other church members set up the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church. They pack bags with shelf stable food and place them into the trunks of those who drive up to the church on Saturday. October 2, 2021. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
St. John Baptist Church Food Distribution
Michael Johnson, Columbia, carries boxes of food as he and other church members set up the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church. They pack bags with shelf stable food and place them into the trunks of those who drive up to the church on Saturday. October 2, 2021.
Michael Johnson, Columbia, carries boxes of food as he and other church members set up the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church. They pack bags with shelf stable food and place them into the trunks of those who drive up to the church on Saturday. October 2, 2021. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
St. John Baptist Church Food Distribution
From left, Michael Johnson, Anita Outen and Belinda Ward prepare for the opening of the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church on Saturday. They pack bags with shelf stable food and place them into the trunks of those who drive up to the church on Saturday. October 2, 2021.
From left, Michael Johnson, Anita Outen and Belinda Ward prepare for the opening of the St. John Baptist Church Food Pantry outside the church on Saturday. They pack bags with shelf stable food and place them into the trunks of those who drive up to the church on Saturday. October 2, 2021. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Howard County Food Bank
Produce on display at Howard County Food Bank, run by Community Action Council of Howard County Thu., Sept. 30, 2021.
Produce on display at Howard County Food Bank, run by Community Action Council of Howard County Thu., Sept. 30, 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Howard County Food Bank
Gail Austin-Lancaster, a volunteer, stocks shelves with groceries at Howard County Food Bank, run by Community Action Council of Howard County Thu., Sept. 30, 2021.
Gail Austin-Lancaster, a volunteer, stocks shelves with groceries at Howard County Food Bank, run by Community Action Council of Howard County Thu., Sept. 30, 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Howard County Food Bank
The exterior of Howard County Food Bank, run by Community Action Council of Howard County Thu., Sept. 30, 2021.
The exterior of Howard County Food Bank, run by Community Action Council of Howard County Thu., Sept. 30, 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Howard County Food Bank
Gail Austin-Lancaster, a volunteer, stocks shelves with groceries at Howard County Food Bank, run by Community Action Council of Howard County Thu., Sept. 30, 2021.
Gail Austin-Lancaster, a volunteer, stocks shelves with groceries at Howard County Food Bank, run by Community Action Council of Howard County Thu., Sept. 30, 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Howard County Food Bank
Gail Austin-Lancaster, a volunteer, stocks shelves with groceries at Howard County Food Bank, run by Community Action Council of Howard County Thu., Sept. 30, 2021.
Gail Austin-Lancaster, a volunteer, stocks shelves with groceries at Howard County Food Bank, run by Community Action Council of Howard County Thu., Sept. 30, 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Howard County Food Bank
An illustration of grocery shopping at Howard County Food Bank, run by Community Action Council of Howard County Thu., Sept. 30, 2021.
An illustration of grocery shopping at Howard County Food Bank, run by Community Action Council of Howard County Thu., Sept. 30, 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
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