Victor's Vittles, a food pantry that operates out of Christus Victor Lutheran Church, needs donations for needy families in the Carney area.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Nick Gestido
Monday, November 12, 2012
As we head into the holiday season, an area food pantry is asking for assistance in feeding those in need. Victor's Vittles, an outreach program of Christus Victor Lutheran Church, is in need of donations of both perishable and non-perishable food items to help out families in the Carney area. For the past 13 years the pantry, located at 9833 Harford Road, has been working with families in the 21234, 21236 and 21286 ZIP codes. In a previous interview with Patch, program founder and director Charles Leight said that living in one of the areas the pantry serves is one of the only prerequisites to receiving assistance. "You have to live in a ZIP code that we serve ... we offer food to people based on need, and you have to be honest with us …
Todd and Teri Chason have been autism advocates for nearly a decade. Todd is in his second year organizing a major fundraiser for the Kennedy Krieger institute.
When hundreds of families converge on Cockeysville's Oregon Ridge Park this weekend they'll be having fun and riding bikes with a purpose: to raise awareness about autism. The event, called ROAR for Autism, is a fundraiser for the Kennedy Krieger Institute and one Carney family has been working hard to make sure that it goes off without a hitch. Todd Chason, a second-year member of the ROAR committee, and his wife Teri have been advocating for autism since their 9-year-old daughter Addie was diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder when she was around 1 year old. "As new parents, we just thought we had this amazing kid—she was quiet, compliant, and very rarely complained," Teri Chason said. Still, Chason became concerned that …