These area organizations need volunteers, clothing, food, money and other resources during the holiday season.

Calvert County

Bayside Food Bank


This group needs hams and nonperishable breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack food. Donations can be delivered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays to Bayside Baptist Church, 3009 E. Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake Beach. For more information, call Cathie Dexter.

Calvert County United Way

Holiday Programs


Monetary donations will be accepted online; in person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at 530 Main St., Prince Frederick; or by mail to United Way of Calvert County, PO Box 560, Prince Frederick, Md. 20678.

Project Echo


This emergency homeless shelter needs paper plates, paper towels, paper cups, nonperishable food, household cleaning supplies, linens and personal hygiene products. Donations can be delivered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays to 300 Main St. in Prince Frederick. Call before dropping off large items. Monetary donations can be mailed to PO Box 2764, Prince Frederick, Md. 20678. Volunteers also are needed to answer telephones, serve meals and supervise residents. For more information, call Lori Hony.

Charles County

Christmas Connection


Christmas Connection, a joint venture of Charles County and local social service agencies, helps needy families during the holidays. Volunteers are needed to deliver food baskets to senior citizens. Donations of new toys for ages 5 to 16, nonperishable food and cash are needed and can be delivered from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays to Children's Aid Society, 3000 Huntington Cir., Waldorf.

St. Mary's County

Mike's Food Fund


This group is seeking volunteers to organize and deliver food baskets containing turkeys and canned goods. Donations of toys, Christmas decorations and cash are needed and can be delivered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to Mike's Bikes, 21310-C Great Mills Rd., Lexington Park.