Blue Crabs to host food drive

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, St. Charles High School and the Fieldside neighborhood will host a community Thanksgiving Food Drive through Friday.

“It’s our duty as Southern Maryland’s Hometown Team to help our community, especially as we approach the holiday season,” Blue Crabs General Manager Courtney Knichel said in a news release.

Non-perishable goods may be dropped off 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at St. Charles High School, 5305 Piney Point Road in Waldorf, or 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive in Waldorf.

For more information, contact Neal Bankenstein at 301-753-2090 or

Freedom Hearing hosting food, clothing drive

Freedom Hearing is currently hosting a garment and food drive for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Deadline for Thanksgiving donations is Friday, Nov. 20, while Christmas deadline is Friday, Dec. 18. The company will be accepting canned goods, non-perishable food items, personal care products and cold weather clothing, preferably new socks, hats and gloves

- 135 W. Dares Beach Road, Suite 102 in Prince Frederick.

- 3475 Leonardtown Road, Suite 102 in Waldorf.

- 14090 H.G. Trueman Road, Suite 1400 in Solomons.

- 22650 Cedar Lane in Leonardtown.

- 7447 Hanover Parkway, Suite A in Greenbelt.

For more information or to ensure an employee is available to accept donations, call 443-295-7100.

Willing Helpers Society offering Thanksgiving dinner

Willing Helpers Society will host a free pre-Thanksgiving Day dinner for up to 250 people noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at 1002 Washington Ave. in La Plata.

Donations are accepted.

According To The Word Church will also be passing out Thanksgiving baskets to those in need.

For more information or to register for a basket, call Norman Wells, Jr. at 443-871-7956, Barbara Wells at 240-346-7765, or Terri Bell-Harris at 202-650-9181.