Cumberland Times-News

November 30, 2013

Acknowledgement of Hope Station’s work is appreciated

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— As the director for Hope Station, Allegany County’s Wellness and Recovery Center, I am pleased to read in the Times-News about the work we are doing to help, in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank, our community’s residents who are in need of food (“Mobile food pantries offer added option for struggling families,” Nov. 27 Times-News, Page 1B).

However, this work, like so many other efforts, is not done by us alone. We want to acknowledge those who assist us each month with the major food distributions that we do, as we have several wonderful volunteers who help us.

Our partners include Friends Aware and Willowbrook Square (part of the Finan Center) as well as staff from Cooperative Extension, who provide recipes and support to those who attend these food events.  We couldn’t do this work without them!!

 Hope Station also has a food pantry that we use to provide food on a regular basis. The supply is limited, but we invite people in Allegany County to give us a call at 240-362-7168 if you are in need of food. Individuals can utilize this service monthly.

Lastly, we welcome all community residents who want to attend our center and utilize our recovery services. Give us a call! Thank you again for acknowledging this work.

Dan Snyder

Director, Hope Station