At this year’s Compassion in Action Gala, The Salvation Army presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to former advisory board chairwoman, Lois Rosenfield, for her achievements to supporting housing for the homeless through central Maryland.

Lois Rosenfield was the Baltimore Region of the American Jewish Committee Baltimore Region for 40 years. In addition, she has a long history of community volunteerism.

Lois was instrumental in establishing a day care program and a “Parenting Center” at Towson State College (now University). She helped create “Groceries NCJW,” which provides weekly groceries to those who don’t qualify for other food assistance programs.

She is the former Chair of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Towson University, and helped to establish a permanent collection of a variety of Maryland art forms for display throughout the University. While she was the Chairwoman of The Salvation Army Advisory Board, she ran an eight-million-dollar capital campaign to expand their homeless shelter, build a new Boys and Girls Club, and improve other existing facilities.

In addition to personal visits to CEO’s of every major bank, insurance companies and utilities, she was instrumental in obtaining government support for these projects.

Lois is a past president of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and National Council of Jewish Women, Baltimore Section. She chaired the Baltimore Jewish Leaders Assembly and served on the board of ACHARAI:The Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development Institute and was a Trustee of Baltimore Hebrew University.

Lois is listed among Maryland’s Top 100 Women and Baltimore’s Most Influential Women by local media. She had an audience with Pope John Paul II in the Vatican and attended the prayer service at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen when the Pope visited Baltimore in 1995.

She was married to the late Mark Rosenfield and is the proud mother of Jimmy and Laura Rosenfield, Stuart and Vicki Rosenfield, and grandmother of Emily, Will, and Danny.

“A lot of kids are not partaking in the food pantries in schools. The kids don’t want their friends to know if they don’t have food at home,” said Kelly Salters, Maryland Food Bank Youth Program Administrator. To combat this stigma of food pantries, The Maryland Food Bank partnered with The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Franklin Square on April 23 for their HEART Market program.

The HEART Market is the Maryland Food Bank’s pilot program to combat child hunger. It is a festive event that creates an inviting environment for children to obtain healthy food and learn about food nutrition.

The club youth at the Boys & Girls Club enjoyed free samples of healthy snacks, such as spinach salad and apples with peanut butter. The kids also enjoyed nutritional games, and music, and each child got a full bag of produce to take home.

The Maryland Food Bank provided 1,500 lbs of food for 50 families.

Giant Food also participated in this event, to further support the Maryland Food Bank’s child hunger initiatives. They provided an on-site nutritionist that handed out My Plates, which supports healthy eating for everyone.

At the HEART Market, the club youth had access to a variety of food items including oranges, squash, potatoes, and cornflakes. Salvation Army staff assisted the kids in picking out food for their families.

The Maryland Food Bank also hosted the HEART Market program at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Glen Burnie back in January.

In addition to this feeding program, the Maryland Food Bank also supports The Salvation Army of Central Maryland’s Boys & Girls Clubs by providing daily, nutritional meals to the youth of all three club locations.

The Salvation Army of Central Maryland operates three Boys & Girls Clubs throughout central Maryland which provide children and youth with educational, spiritual, and recreational programs. Click this link to learn more about our youth programs.

To celebrate their opening year, The Salvation Army’s Brass Hat Café, located at 300 Hahn Road, Westminster, MD 21157, hosted a Community Spring Fling Cookout on Wednesday, April 18 at 4:30pm. Guests enjoyed a free, outdoor BBQ, along with refreshments, prizes, and games for kids.

“We wanted to do something different and exciting to celebrate Brass Hat Café’s one-year anniversary. The cookout is an opportunity for our customers and supporters to celebrate us, as well as a fun way to introduce our program to new people.” – Nina Christian, Unit Director.

Guests enjoyed a wide variety of cookout classics such as fried chicken, grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, and other tasty treats. A DJ belted out old school tunes as some guests received gift cards.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sisters from Bethune College also participated in this community event, by providing a craft station, hosted relay races, musical chairs, and prizes.”We wanted to to give back to the community so we reached out to Nina to see how we could help.”

Thirty volunteers prepared and served the food while others provided refreshments and served up smil

Since opening its doors in April 2017, The Salvation Army’s complimentary bistro, Brass Hat Café, has provided almost 12,000 free, hot meals to over 2,000 households throughout Westminster.

With limited options to evening meal centers in Westminster, Brass Hat Café was designed to bridge that gap for people in need, no questions asked.

Brass Hat Café is open Monday-Wednesday, from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. To learn more about this program, click this link or call (410)876-9358.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Janeen Johnally
954-729-6384

Janeen.johnally@uss.salvationarmy.org
 

BRASS HAT CAFE TURNS UP THE HEAT FOR CELEBRATORY
COMMUNITY COOKOUT

WESTMINSTER, MD (April 5, 2018) — The Carroll County community will receive a tasty treat this spring at Brass Hat Café’s upcoming Community Spring Fling Cookout.

Since opening its doors in April 2017, The Salvation Army’s complimentary bistro, Brass Hat Café, has provided more than 11,000 free, hot meals to over 2,000 households in Westminster.

To celebrate their opening year, Brass Hat Café, located at 300 Hahn Road, Westminster, MD 21157, will host their Community Spring Fling Cookout on Wednesday, April 18 at 4:30pm. Guests will enjoy a free, outdoor BBQ, along with refreshments, prizes, and games for kids.

“We wanted to do something different and exciting to celebrate Brass Hat Café’s one-year anniversary. The cookout is an opportunity for our customers and supporters to celebrate us, as well as a fun way to introduce our program to new people.” – Nina Christian, Unit Director.

With limited options to evening meal centers in Westminster, Brass Hat Café was designed to bridge that gap for people in need, no questions asked.

Brass Hat Café is open every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm.  To learn more about Brass Hat Café, please call 410-876-9358 or visit www.salvationarmycm.org.

 

#  #  #

 

About The Salvation Army of Central Maryland

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in Maryland in 1885, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 150 years. Nearly one hundred thousand Marylanders receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, clothing, and shelter to the homeless, and after-school programs for underprivileged children through its partnership with The Boys and Girls Club of America. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in Maryland.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Janeen Johnally

Communications Director

954-729-6384

janeen.johnally@uss.salvationarmy.org

 

BALTIMORE ELECTED OFFICIALS TO SUPPORT GRAND OPENING OF SALVATION ARMY’S FIRST GROCERY STORE
BALTIMORE, MD (March 1, 2018) —To commemorate the historical opening of The Salvation Army’s first grocery store, more than 100 local and national stakeholders, including Mayor Catherine Pugh, Salvation Army USA Southern Territory Leader Commissioner Howell, BGE, and The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, will be attending the grand opening of DMG Foods grocery store on March 7, 2018 at 11am in Baltimore, Maryland.

Located in a healthy food priority area, DMG Foods will provide fresh and affordable produce to 1,200 families annually and open at least 15 jobs within the community. It is believed to be the first grocery store in the nation to combine social service with a traditional grocery shopping experience, and will provide nutritional guidance, shopping education, and meal planning, and workforce development.

The Salvation Army of Central Maryland worked with the Baltimore Development Corp, The Baltimore Food Initiative, and The Maryland Food Bank to design the concept and program.

This program is committed to offering exceptional values to the public through their weekly ads and their loyalty program. In addition to in-house savings, customers that self-identify as government assistance recipients, via online or kiosk registration, qualify for complimentary food items, once a month.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony, DMG Foods, which is located at 400 E 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21218, will be open to the public. Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday, 7am – 7pm.

Media personnel is welcome to schedule a tour of the facility prior to the grand opening. If you would like an on-camera interview with Salvation Army personnel, please contact Janeen Johnally at janeen.johnally@uss.salvationarmy.org, so that we can ensure proper personnel can be made available during your timeframe.

For more information about DMG Foods, please visit www.dmgfoods.org.

#  #  #

 

About The Salvation Army of Central Maryland

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in Maryland in 1885, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 150 years. Nearly one hundred thousand Marylanders receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, clothing, and shelter to the homeless, and after-school programs for underprivileged children through its partnership with The Boys and Girls Club of America. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in Maryland.