When I think about Mother Teresa, now Saint Teresa of Calcutta, I think about a tiny woman with a global impact... Holy. Selfless. Simple. Relentless in her love and care for the poor and marginalized. Her impact was huge, world-wide. And by the time she passed away she was a household name. To duplicate that [...]
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Summertime is for parties, vacations, time with family and friends and above all: COOK OUTS! Martha’s Choice Marketplace is no exception, and this summer, just a few weeks ago, the community of volunteers was buzzing as the cook out unfolded. Among the chattering group of folks, burgers in hand, was the man who [...]
Martha’s Choice Marketplace is a living testament to what is possible when a community creates a space to value every person, and empower every person to be a part of something greater than themselves. We are blessed to share in a diverse and eclectic family of volunteers, clients, staff, donors, and collaborators who help us [...]
This past week at the pantry we were blessed with 100 boxes of zucchini. Yes, friends, I said ONE HUNDRED. That's a lot of zucchini. The question, for all of us, quickly became: "what do you do with zucchini?" The answer, of course, add cheese! Take a good hard look at those delicious zucchinis and [...]
It's been nearly a year since the food pantry here at Catholic Social Services of Montgomery County made the switch to a choice model. What. A. Year. When the project first began, it seemed like an impossible dream. But with the help of tireless and committed volunteers, an incredible team of builders, and the support [...]