Released on September 27, 2012 - 10:43am
Sep 27
Mayor Craig A. Moe is pleased to announce that the City of Laurel will begin collecting food for Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services (LARS) for their holiday pantry needs. Green bins will be placed at the Laurel Municipal Center, the Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, the Laurel Armory Anderson-Murphy Community Center, the Laurel Police Department and the Public Works Facility.

LARS is a non-proselytizing ecumenical ministry serving the Greater Laurel area by assisting homeless and low-income individuals and families who are experiencing a crisis by providing both emergency and long-term services designed to promote self-sufficiency.

The LARS food pantry is running very low and they are in great need of staple items such as peanut butter and jelly, tuna and Tuna Helper, canned fruit and vegetables, canned soup, beans, cereal, oatmeal, "just-add-water" pancake mix, macaroni and cheese, pasta, rice, etc. Please keep LARS in mind as you clean out your own pantry, but no expired food please.

LARS is located at 311 Laurel Avenue and they can be reached by phone at 301-776-0442 or visit their website at

If you have any questions about the bins being placed at the City of Laurel facilities, please call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 301-725-7800.
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