CHRISTIAN ASSISTANCE

Volunteers from twelve (or more) Christian churches in Severn, Odenton, and Gambrills participate in THE CHRISTIAN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, INC. (CAP) which provides the following services:
 

FOOD PANTRY

Canned and dry goods donations to the CAP Food Pantry can be dropped off in the closet in the storage room off the Narthex.  Items are delivered by volunteers to the CAP Food Pantry on a semi-regular basis as donations accumulate.
 
The CAP Food Pantry is located at Severn United Methodist Church, 1215 Old Camp Meade Road, Severn, MD 21144 (Manager: David Vitchock 410-987-1043).   The CAP provides free food to qualified clients.  It also provides 175 families with food for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  Hours of operation are TUESDAYS from 11 AM to 1 PM and THURSDAYS from 3-5 PM.  The CAP Food Pantry is closed if:
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) are closed.
  • Tuesdays: if AACPS have a delayed opening due to weather conditions.
  • Thursdays: if AACPS have early dismissal due to weather conditions.
  • Closed July 4th, week of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
 

CLOTHES CLOSET

The CAP provides free clothing to qualified clients.  The CAP Clothes Closet is located at Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church, 1239 Murray Road, Odenton, MD 21113 (Manager: Karen Yant 410-674-9268).  Hours of operation are TUESDAYS from 11 AM to 1 PM and THURSDAYS from 2-4 PM.  The CAP Clothes Closet is closed if:
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) are closed due to weather conditions.
  • Closed July 4th, week of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
  • Please contact Karen Yant for other closings during Holiday Times.
 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial assistance is offered here at St. Joseph Catholic Church on THURSDAYS from 9:30 AM to Noon.  Financial assistance is not available on days the office is closed (refer to the parish calendar and our snow closure policy). 
 
To qualify for assistance, you must live within one of the following zip codes: 21113 (Odenton), 21054 (Gambrills), 21144 (Severn), or 21076 (Hanover).  Please bring your identification along with the bill you are requesting assistance for.  Note that assistance can be offered only once per year per individual and has a dollar limit.
 
For more information, please contact Andy Del Collo.