About Us

Saturday soup kitchenOur History

The soup kitchen was founded by two Roman Catholic nuns in 1993 and it was called Mary’s Song. They eventually decided to move on to other ministries, and in 1998, they dissolved their corporation and transferred the assets and responsibilities to St. Mary’s Caring. We are a community based non-profit, not affiliated with any other organization.

Our Programs

Our primary mission is to serve breakfast and lunch, free of charge, Monday through

Feed the Families – Each summer we provide weekly groceries to the 30 poorest families in St. Mary”s County Public Schools Title 1 elementary schools

Summer Shine Dinners – Targeting food-insecure families at our local schools, as well as anyone else in need, we serve an evening meal each Monday and Thursday when schools are closed for summer break.

Family in Food Crisis – Those in immediate need receive enough groceries to tide them over until they can get to food pantry.

Number Of Meals Served

In 2018, we provided 39,773 free meals.

Whom We Serve

St. Mary’s Caring serves men, women and children, ranging from infants to octogenarians. Our patrons are the unemployed, the working poor, the disabled, the elderly, the mentally and physically challenged, in addition to anyone who may be going through a tough time.

Our Staff

We have a volunteer Board of Directors, two part time staff members and about 100 regular volunteers.