St. Michaels and its neighboring communities just received a boost of support through a recent $1,500 donation from St. Michaels Brewfest to the St. Michaels Community Center. The funding supports the programs and activities of SMCC, including its Community Café and Pantry.
“While many of us are enjoying summer breaks and vacations with our families, one thing that remains constant with our Community Café & Pantry is that hunger doesn’t take a summer break,” says SMCC Executive Director Patrick Rofe. “So, this type of support can go a long way in helping to lift our neighbors in need.”
Rofe says this summer brings more hunger for SMCC’s Community Café & Pantry to address, as many families face limited school meals or reduced SNAP benefits.
This was the 9th year for St. Michaels Brewfest, with the event including 40 breweries and welcoming more than 1,000 guests to St. Michaels. Brewfest also donated $1,500 to the St. Michaels Police Department’s S.M.Y.L.E. program.
“We love putting on this annual event and supporting our community in this meaningful way,” says Foxy’s Harbor Grille owner and Brewfest organizer Terye Knopp. “It’s a great way to see returning and new faces to our annual festival while doing a great deal of good in our community.”
The St. Michaels Community Center’s mission is to serve, empower, and connect the community, with year-round essential human services programs and activities for children, families, and adults.
Tax-deductible donations to SMCC and proceeds from its Treasure Cove Thrift Shop on Railroad Ave. in St. Michaels help the nonprofit provide year-round programs, services, and community events for people in St. Michaels and surrounding communities. More about the programs and activities of SMCC is at www.stmichaelscc.org, with more about St. Michaels Brewfest at www.stmichaelsbrewfest.com.
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