LABOR DAY CLOSINGS--FOOD PANTRY WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY AND MONDAY
SMILE Food Pantry will be closed on Saturday, September 5 and Monday, September 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
NOTE: Until further notice, the SMILE Thrift store will be closed on Saturdays. It will be open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays only.
The SMILE Pantry will remain open on Saturdays.
Help is needed at SMILE! If you would like to volunteer, please visit the thrift store for details.
RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN PLACE WHEN THE STORE IS OPEN.
- Everyone must wear a face mask. While inside the store, all people must wear face masks that cover the nose and mouth. This includes all shoppers, volunteers, and clients.
- 12-person maximum inside Store. No more than 12 shoppers will be allowed inside the store at any one time. This means that you may need to wait outside the building for a short while before entering. Arriving 30 to 45 minutes after SMILE opens may help to minimize your wait.
Our donation schedule fluctuates daily. Please check our Facebook page (listed at the right of computer screen or bottom of phone screen) for our most recent updates.
THRIFT STORE SCHEDULE
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 am to 2 pm
Closed Saturdays until further notice.
SMILE Food Pantry
FOOD PANTRY HOURS
Mondays, 9 am to 10 am
Wednesdays, 10 am to 2 pm
Saturdays, 9 am to 12 pm
Until further notice, SMILE registration cards will not be needed to obtain food at the Food Pantry. The registration card process will restart in a few weeks. All individuals who are in need may receive food once a week at the Food Pantry.
FOOD AND MONETARY DONATIONS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! The Food Pantry will be grateful to accept donations of shelf-stable food and money during the hours it is open. Monetary donations also can be mailed to SMILE or made through PayPal (see the DONATE page.) WHEN MAILING TO SMILE...You must use our mailing address (below), or the post office will not deliver it.
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 1725, Lusby, MD 20657. Your donations are helping SMILE to continue to serve the community during this time while the Thrift Store is closed.
Summer Meals Program Ends--Calvert County School Meal Program has Begun
Calvert County Public Schools is no longer conducting the previous "Grab and Go" meals program. The School Meal Program for enrolled students has begun.
For more information about the School Meal Program, visit the School website: https://www.calvertnet.k12.md.us/news/school_meals_program_begins_sept_2
The SMILE Thrift Store is looking for volunteers! Thrift Store volunteers provide the crucial energy needed to operate a store that generates most of funding needed to support SMILE's ministries, including the Food Pantry. We have immediate openings in receiving, sorting, furniture sales, and furniture pickups. For more information, visit the Thrift Store front desk and request a volunteer application, or call 410-326-0009 during Store hours.
SMILE WELCOMES YOUR DONATIONS OF GOODS ONCE AGAIN!
PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE (LOCATED AT TOP OF COMPUTER SCREEN OR BOTTOM OF PHONE SCREEN) FOR DAILY RESTRICTIONS
Remember! Donations of clothing, furniture, and other items can be accepted ONLY on the following days and times:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays:
10 am to 1:15 pm
Saturdays: 9 to 11:15 am
Saturdays closed until further notice
The SMILE registration requirement to use the Food Pantry is temporarily suspended until further notice.
*You must register to receive SMILE services. To learn how, visit the SMILE SERVICES page (click link in main menu above.)
All Seniors ages 55 and older receive 50% off on all senior clothing (to be worn by the senior named on the card.)
Proof of age required. Discount only applies to person named on the discount card. To obtain a discount card for Senior Fridays, please see the Store Front Desk.