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By SYLVIA BADGER | March 14, 1993
Baby lamb chops, smoked salmon, chilled asparagus, pan-fried lobster and corn cake, washed down with Piper Heidsieck or Laboure Roi Pommard, hardly sounds like food served at a soup kitchen.But Saturday night was the exception, as more than 140 guests paid $150 each for a dinner prepared by Milton Inn chef Mark Henry at Our Daily Bread for its first dinner benefit.Guests enjoyed an evening of hors d'oeuvres, a six-course meal, wines, auctions and a photo essay by Loyola College students, "A Day in the Life of Our Daily Bread," which will continue to hang on the walls of the soup kitchen.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2013
Eighty pounds of chicken. Fifty pounds of beef. One hundred pounds of pasta. Those are a few of the ingredients layered into large rectangle tins Sunday afternoon during a marathon casserole-building frenzy. Dubbed Holy Casseroley, the event drew dozens of members of Har Sinai Congregation in Owings Mills and their friends who wanted to help a group of people most will never meet. The volunteers assembled 1,250 casseroles, enough to feed visitors to the soup kitchen at Paul's Place in Washington Village/Pigtown for a week.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2013
In a quiet block in Southwest Baltimore, a warm wind blows plastic bags along a sidewalk. Boarded-up rowhomes line the streets. A pile of mattresses rests on a trash heap in someone's former backyard. A lonely placard reads, "Stop shooting - start living. " The images reflect the lost optimism of a neighborhood that lost more than 40,000 residents between 1980 and 2010. But a few yards down a side alley, there's a place with a different feel. Scores of locals sit chatting in a tree-shaded garden, their conversation mingling with the tinkle of wind chimes.
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April 26, 2013
Teamwork is the special sauce of success in any organization. Without it, there would have been no Super Bowl parade for the Ravens on Pratt Street and no renewed buzz about the Orioles' building on last season's remarkable progress. At a broader level, teamwork improves lives and community conditions for all. At United Way of Central Maryland, our mantra is "Give. Advocate. Volunteer. " This week, we celebrate National Volunteer Week, and I ask everyone to join me in thanking the thousands of volunteers across our region who gave of their time last year to improve the lives of others.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Staff Writer | May 28, 1992
Our Daily Bread, Baltimore's largest soup kitchen, received a $7,000 pledge yesterday from an international relief agency.Food for the Poor, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., sends most of its aid to Caribbean nations, but this year the group is helping eight U.S. cities, including Baltimore, where people have been hurt by the recession."
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 31, 1995
Helen Derry Martien, who helped establish a soup kitchen and clinic in Southwest Baltimore, died Thursday of complications of cancer at her North Baltimore residence. She was 57.In 1982, Mrs. Martien, a communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church in Glyndon, called the pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Episcopal Church in Pigtown and express an interest in helping establish a soup kitchen in the working-class neighborhood.Within three months, she and other volunteers began serving meals at Paul's Place on Washington Boulevard.
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May 26, 1992
A Mass of Christian burial for Benet Gary Hanlon, a former priest who founded the Beans and Bread soup kitchen and the Homeless Outreach Program in Fells Point, will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Wolfe and Lombard streets.Mr. Hanlon, who was 51, died of pneumonia Sunday at his home on Fleet Street. He had been ill for some time.In January 1981, then-Mayor William Donald Schaefer named Mr. Hanlon "Best of the Best for 1980" -- the highest recognition in the Baltimore's Best Awards -- for Mr. Hanlon's work with the poor at Beans and Bread, the soup kitchen on Aliceanna Street that he had opened in May 1977.
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By RAFAEL ALVAREZ and RAFAEL ALVAREZ,SUN STAFF | October 5, 1995
Nearly every day for the past 14 years, 57-year-old Alphonso Alvarez has taken a meal with other poor people at Our Daily Bread soup kitchen downtown. The 57-year-old Baltimorean considers himself fortunate.On Sunday, his good fortune will increase when Pope John Paul II shares a meal of creamed chicken casserole at the Cathedral Street dining hall with Mr. Alvarez and 18 others who in some way depend on Catholic Charities."I've been lucky all my life. This is a wonderful thing that this is happening to me," said the former Goodwill Industries worker who lives in a downtown rooming house and has never met anyone even near to famous.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | December 25, 1994
Eight-year-old Christopher Deal knows how to play Santa Claus.Dressed in a red sweat suit and a Christmas cap, he smiled broadly and handed out stockings full of Christmas treats to children at the Westminster soup kitchen yesterday."
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By Dan Rodricks | May 25, 2001
HAD THERE been a full-scale attack on poverty and drug abuse in Baltimore two decades ago, there's a chance we'd see Our Daily Bread scaling back its service and moving out of Mount Vernon instead of "celebrating" its 20th anniversary there. And we might see the end of the long, not-pretty effort to blame ODB for blocking efforts to make downtown a more attractive place to - as the billboards say - live, work, play! The poor who come to ODB have been blamed for just about everything from committing crimes to providing bad scenery.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2013
In a quiet block in Southwest Baltimore, a warm wind blows plastic bags along a sidewalk. Boarded-up rowhomes line the streets. A pile of mattresses rests on a trash heap in someone's former backyard. A lonely placard reads, "Stop shooting - start living. " The images reflect the lost optimism of a neighborhood that lost more than 40,000 residents between 1980 and 2010. But a few yards down a side alley, there's a place with a different feel. Scores of locals sit chatting in a tree-shaded garden, their conversation mingling with the tinkle of wind chimes.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2013
Rebecca Rigger, a League of Women Voters activist who monitored the Baltimore County Planning Board, died of a heart attack March 25 at her Monkton home. She was 85. Born Rebecca Rogers in Big Island, Va., she was raised at an apple orchard in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She earned a bachelor's degree from what is now James Madison University, where she was editor of the college newspaper. As a young woman, she moved to eastern Baltimore County and taught at Middle River Junior High School.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2013
Richard Bell hardly had time to look up during the first hour of ladling rich cream of crab soup into bowl after bowl at a fundraiser to benefit Baltimore residents struggling with homelessness, hunger and poverty. In that time, the general manager of Squire's Restaurant spooned out about half the 30 gallons of soup his restaurant donated to St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore's biggest fundraiser of the year. The nonprofit's event, "Empty Bowls," drew 2,000 guests for lunch and dinner seatings Saturday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.
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March 2, 2013
With respect to the Feb. 28 opinion piece by Ms. Santo concerning abortion, my wife and I want to compliment her for a lucid, logical and beautifully stated situation analysis. Her appeal for a "better way" than murder of innocents to deal with unwanted pregnancy should be a clear call to come together and find these alternatives. I am sure that in these polarized times there will be volumes of what can only be most politely called negative responses...
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Letter to The Record | February 6, 2013
Editor: A big thank you to the Perryville Fire Company for food donations for the food pantry and Hope Place, the soup kitchen of the Perryville United Methodist Church. Hope Place serves a hot meal every Saturday and your donations are very much appreciated. A special tanks to Thelma and Louise (aka Sue and Brenda) for all they do for the Perryville Community. Melvin Wilson , on behalf of Perryville United Methodist Church
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November 28, 2011
The expansion of Beans and Bread shouldn't just worry "some neighbors," it should worry all neighbors ("Soup kitchen's plans worry some neighbors," Nov. 28). The motives of St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore may be genuine, yet the facts on the ground tell a different story. When the soup kitchen Our Daily Bread, expanded, it was a horror. Right across from the main library, the clients didn't eat and leave; they crossed the street to harass library patrons. They also abused the public restrooms and created other serious problems.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1995
In a dispute that may signal rising hostility toward the area's homeless, a soup kitchen operator in the City of Laurel says that officials are pressuring him to stop serving homeless people from out of town.Their immediate target appears to be a group of about a dozen men who spend their nights under a bridge just across the border in Howard County and who officials say drink, fight and panhandle on the streets of Laurel.Monday, City Administrator Ernest Zaccanelli and Police Chief Roy Gilmore held a meeting with Robert Colnaghi, who operates the 5-year-old Elizabeth House soup kitchen in Laurel, the city's largest supplier of meals to the homeless.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 25, 2010
As diners arrived for the last free meal at Carpenter's Kitchen, Caroleann Myers stood by the entrance, hugging regulars with outstretched arms as if she were greeting them into her own home for Christmas dinner. But a ritual that spanned more than two decades was coming to an end. The program that served a hot meal each week at the Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church to about 300 of the city's needy was shutting down, despite the efforts of Myers, the program's director. "Miss Caroleann was always there.
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