The holiday season can be a joyful time of year, where friends and family come together to celebrate and give thanks. It can also be an opportunity to give back to your community and help others. Consider supporting the mission of one of the many local charitable organizations that assist community members in need.
Jefferson County Community Ministries (JCCM)
JCCM is a cooperative of local churches that offers a variety of services to those in need. In addition to their food pantry, JCCM also helps individuals access routine health care services, provides emergency assistance with clothing, and offers cold weather shelters from November through March. JCCM welcomes donations as well as dedicated volunteers to support their many programs.
The JCCM Food Pantry and intake office is located at 238 West Washington Street in downtown Charles Town. Food donations are accepted from 9 am to 2 pm during the week. The pantry is open for clients Monday through Friday, 9 am to noon (also on the last Saturday of the month from 9 am to 1 pm). For more information on services, volunteering, or donations, visit the website at JCCM.us.
Shepherdstown Shares is a free food pantry available to assist individuals and families living in the Shepherdstown vicinity.
The Shepherdstown Shares Pantry is located in the Trinity chapel building at the corner of Church Street and West Back Alley in downtown Shepherdstown. The pantry is open for clients Saturday 2:00 – 5:00 pm and Monday & Thursday 4:30 to 6:30. For more information on services or to donate, visit the website at ShepherdstownShares.org/food-support.By Staff Contributor