December 8th, 2022
In partnership with the Anne Arundel County Food Bank, I want to highlight this local organization that does incredible work in our community. Recently, I was lucky enough to tour their facility and see the tireless effort their leadership, warehouse managers, and volunteers do for the food insecure in Anne Arundel County.
After its inception in the 1980’s, the AACO Food Bank has been pursuing its mission to fight hunger by assuring that all those in need, especially children, have access to food and resources. Even through the pandemic, they were able to find a way to continue serving the community during a critical time. See below for an impact report on what they accomplished in 2022 alone.
But they need your help to keep their mission alive and provide for as many people as possible, Leah Paley, CEO, explains:
“According to the most recent data available, 74,440 working families in our County do not earn enough to cover their basic monthly household expenses. The Anne Arundel County Food Bank provides healthy, nourishing food to thousands of families experiencing food insecurity in our community. We are seeking support to meet the need.
Working together, we can ensure that everyone in Anne Arundel County has enough to eat. A gift today will help feed our neighbors this holiday season and throughout 2023.”
During this holiday season, please consider donating to Anne Arundel County Food Bank in any way that you can. For more information on their organization, please visit their website HERE! A list of the food pantries they support can be found here.
Save The Date!
Please save the date for my Pre-Session Reception on January 9th, at Metropolitan. I look forward to seeing you there!
More Midnight Madness!
Get ready for two more nights of Midnight Madness, tonight December 8th included!! Be sure to head down to Main Street this evening, and next Thursday 12/15 for fun holiday decorations and late night holiday shopping!
AACPS Annual Winter Wonderland!
Artwork from elementary students across Anne Arundel County will be showcased at Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ Elementary Winter Wonderland Art Exhibit beginning this week at Westfield Annapolis Mall.
The elementary winter-themed artwork will be on display from December 1, 2022, through January 4, 2023. The exhibit will proudly feature the work of approximately 300 students and can be seen in the mall’s corridor between The Container Store and Build-A-Bear.
Mills-Parole Elementary’s Richard Rogers Wins AACPS Principal of the Year!
Congratulations to Richard Rogers, Principal of Mills-Parole Elementary School in Annapolis, today was named the recipient of the 2022-2023 George Arlotto Leadership Award and will represent Anne Arundel County Public Schools in The Washington Post Principal of the Year program later this year.
I am so proud Mr. Rogers is working in District 30A, and I know his students and faculty are lucky to have him!
I look forward to celebrating his accomplishment at next year’s Excellence in Education Awards, at which Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year will also be announced. For tickets, visit here!
Annapolis Holiday Market
This year is the launch of the newest holiday market in the region that will become your new holiday tradition. Annapolis Maryland annually makes the list of top Christmas towns to visit in the USA and this new event will reaffirm why Annapolis is a special place during the holidays. The market will bring dozens of local vendors to encourage everyone to shop small during this holiday season.
Head to City Dock and get into the holiday spirit! For more information, visit their website here!
day, Dec 8, 4-10PM Friday, Dec 9, 11-9PM Saturday, Dec 10, 11-9PM Sunday, Dec 11, 11AM-5PM
Holiday Party Season is Upon Us!
Holiday party season is officially upon us! I had the pleasure of attending a few special events last weekend, including two that were especially important to me.
First, I got to celebrate Anne Arundel County Democrats and our historic success this past November at the District 30 Democratic Club holiday party! Thank you so much to all of the amazing volunteers that helped everyone get across the finish line, but a special thanks goes out to this year’s D30 award winners: Lois Kelberman, Spencer Jones & Nadine Chien.
My husband and I finished off the evening at the Buchanan House with the Superintendent of the US Naval Academy and Mrs. Buck.
Thank you to MIDN Action Group for collecting toys for “Toys for Tots” which will be delivered to children in Anne Arundel County!
The Riveters, USNA’s all-female a cappella group, was a highlight of the evening!
Love Our Libraries: Virtual Holiday Mocktails with Discoveries Library!
Learn how to use basic ingredients from around your kitchen to make tasty holiday mocktails. Suggested ingredient list will be sent to participants a few days before the program in case you want to follow along from home.
Virtual program presented by Discoveries Library staff. Please register to receive the Zoom link.
To register, please visit the library’s website here!
You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn about volunteer opportunities, community resources, COVID-19 updates, and much more. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always contact my office by email at Dana.Jones@house.state.md.us or by phone at 410-841-3211.
Stay safe and healthy,
Delegate Dana Jones
District 30A, Annapolis & Anne Arundel County