Feed Anne Arundel

Our goal is simple - support local restaurants and provide meals for community members in need during the COVID 19 crisis.

The current situation is unprecedented and is having a devastating effect on local businesses, especially restaurants. Many have had to lay off employees or shut down completely.  In parallel, many families are struggling to make ends meet and providing delicious, healthy meals is becoming increasingly difficult as grocery stores are running out of everything.

We are raising money today so that we can pay local restaurants to make food for those in need. This will allow restaurants to pay their employees and keep their lights on. We are working with restaurants throughout the county to ensure the greatest coverage.

We have connected with AA County Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families. In the immediate future, we are planning to join them at their mobile food pantries to provide prepared meals in addition to groceries. There are three scheduled over the next three weeks and we will need to provide meals to feed over 600 people.

Please consider donating to our fund. Every penny counts. Your donation will support so many people - from cooks and servers to local families in need - the ripple effect will be felt across our community.

Thank you,

Monica Alvarado
Bread and Butter Kitchen

Ryan Sirmons
Lead Organizer, Anne Arundel Connecting Together (ACT)

GoFundMe Story Requirements:

1) Who you are and where you’re from:  Monica Alvarado, Annapolis, MD

2) Your relationship or contact to the parties you're raising funds for:   Owner of Bread and Butter Kitchen and restaurant coordinator for Feed Anne Arundel. My responsibility is to manage the restaurants participating, assign meal requirements to them, coordinate delivery, review/approve invoices, coordinate with the Ripken Foundation to process payments to the restaurants.

3) How the funds will be spent (be as specific as possible): Funds raised will be directly paid to restaurants participating for each meal prepared. Each restaurant will submit invoices to me for review/processing. Once approved, I will forward to Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation to process payments.

4) Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the person that they're intended for 
If a beneficiary has been added, make sure your story includes the beneficiary’s name and relation to your cause: Money will be withdrawn by Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (c/o Cindy Garcia)  for payment of invoices received from the restaurants.


  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Donna Adams
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Lynne Forsman
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $150 
    • 2 yrs
  • Maria Listman
    • $47 
    • 3 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Monica Alvarado
Annapolis, MD
Cindy Garcia

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