In Maryland 6 of the 10 counties with the highest poverty rates are on the Eastern Shore. The overall poverty rate in Caroline County is 14.9%, with a childhood poverty rate of 12.1%. Each month about 300 families come to Martin’s House and Barn because they need food.
Why a food drive? Food drives provide the opportunity to work toward a common goal. Martin’s House and Barn encourages churches, local organizations, friends, businesses, or even bridge clubs to collect the family friendly foods on our most needed list. Running a food drive means that you care about your neighbors! Help us fight poverty here on the shore.