To fight hunger, an ongoing battle in Laurel and the surrounding Prince George’s County community, Our Savior Lutheran Church in South Laurel adopted a new mission: Feeding God’s people through its Smiling Souls Food Bank, a partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank.

The congregation held its first food bank on Oct. 22, 2016 serving 30 families and dozens more individuals. During the last 2 years the food bank has regularly served about 40 families. A group of 15 to 20 church members help sort and distribute donated canned goods as well as fresh products, ranging from bread and lettuce to apple juice and bottled water. At the food bank, families and individuals walk around tables and “shop” for food supplies, served by volunteers.

Smiling Souls Food Bank serves any one who walks in the door on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 9:00am – 11:00am. Our Savior Lutheran Church is located at 13611 Laurel-Bowie Rd, Laurel, MD 20708. foodbank@oslclaurel.org or 301-776-7670.

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