FISH OF LAUREL, INC.

Volunteers


  • PRESIDENT: Stephanie Hammond
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Nancy Fisher
  • SECRETARY: Vacant
  • TREASURER: Charles (Carl) Cosner
  • BOOKKEEPER: Alan Ramsey
  • FOOD PANTRY: Linda Crossley
  • KITCHEN: Nancy Fisher
  • VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR -
  • CLIENT SERVICES: Linda Crossley
  • MAINTENANCE: Marie Turgeon
  • WEBMASTER: Polly Schandorf
  • TRUSTEE: Carolyn Makovi

contact us

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How to make a DONATION

CHECK:  Mail checks to:

FISH of Laurel, Inc,

PO Box 36

Laurel, MD 20725-0036

PAYPAL:  Fast, convenient, and secure! Click the link below to transfer funds from either your PayPal account or via a major credit card. 

COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN: To designate payroll-deducted contributions to FISH of Laurel, use code  44338.

Mailing Address:

PO Box 36, Laurel, MD 20725-0036 US

Email: webmaster@fishoflaurel.org

We are grateful to The Mark At Brickyard for organizing this holiday food drive.

how you can help

FOOD PANTRY—Can you or your organization host a food drive that will help keep our shelves stocked with nonperishable food items for our clients? If you organize a largefood drive that requires a truck or van delivery, please click the blue button above and get in touch with us. We can give you a list of desperately needed items.  


DIAPER DRIVES—We have a great need for diaper and baby wipes (especially sizes 4, 5, and 6). Please consider hosting a diaper drive. Please click on the blue button above for more details.


BAG LUNCHES—We need families, groups, or organizations who can prepare 50 to 60 bag lunches for our soup kitchen clients. If you can commit to providing these once a month or once a quarter—whatever you can do—that would be greatly appreciated! To schedule your bag lunch delivery with the coordinator or to ask a question, please click the blue button at the top of the page.


KITCHEN—We need standby volunteers who can assist established kitchen crews who prepare evening meals and crews who serve the clients and clean Elizabeth House afterwards. Interested? Click the blue button at the top of the page.  


STUDENT COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS—Students who need to fulfill their community service hours can assist either established kitchen crews who prepare evening meals or crews who serve the clients and clean Elizabeth House afterwards. Simply come to the back entrance of Elizabeth House at either 4:30 pm or 6:00 pm and ask to speak to the shift supervisor. The supervisor will let you know if they need extra volunteers that evening.

A special shout out to Janae, a senior at Pallotti High School, who organized the most amazing COVID-19 food drive! We are extremely grateful for the generosity of everyone who participated in Janae's food drive, and especially to Janae for organizing it.

Our Awesome 2018 Temple Isaiah volunteers delivered 482 bags of donated food from their synagogue! THANK YOU!

Note: Names in bold blue type above are Elizabeth House Board members.

Boy Scout completes his Eagle Scout project making beautiful strong benches for us.  Two in the front yard, and two on our porch.  Our clients will enjoy the comfort of these for a long time.  Thanks!

Many thanks to Howard County Scouting for Food Packs 62 and 1702, who donated at least 300 bags of groceries! Here is Pack 1702 with their bounty.

Many thanks for the Hope Baptist of Laurel Youth Group for their terrific food drive in October 2020!

FISH of Laurel is extremely grateful to the Prince George's County Young Democrats for hosting an AMAZING food drive and for donating $700 in Giant gift cards!

What Foods do we need?


Fresh veggies! We try our best to serve a fresh salad with the evening meal. Donations of salad produce, such as romaine lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, etc. are greatly appreciated. Donations are accepted 7 days a week, 4:30–5:30 pm, or on Thursday and Saturday mornings, 9:30 AM–12 Noon.


A list of nonperishable items is listed below:

  • dry pasta, any variety
  • cereal
  • canned beans, any variety
  • mac 'n cheese
  • 1 or 2 lb. bags of dry beans, any variety
  • 1 or 2 lb. bags of rice
  • shelf-stable milk
  • canned soup, condensed or ready to serve
  • apple juice
  • canned diced or crushed tomatoes
  • peanut butter
  • jam or jelly
  • canned veggies (green beans, corn, peas, carrots, and mixed veggies)
  • canned chicken, beef stew, or chili
  • spaghetti sauce
  • canned fruit, in fruit juice
  • tuna
  • cornbread mix
  • masa harina