Tabitha (also called Dorcas) is mentioned in the Book of Luke as a woman who not only cared for the widows and the poor, but was raised from the dead by Peter. Her tireless efforts provided clothing, food and shelter for her community, whom she loved. Her name was a natural choice for us as we as a group strive to serve our own community in as many ways as we can.

Tabitha’s Table is recognized by the IRS as a 501-c-3 agency and operates as a volunteer, non-denominational food pantry in Smithsburg, MD. While meeting our clients’ physical need for food, we also offer spiritual food by treating each person with dignity and respect as they are shown friendship and the love of Jesus. Tabitha’s Table offers hope and guidance to each client as they receive food and referrals to other agencies in Washington County. Our volunteers work hard to be the hands and feet of Jesus in a lost and hurting world.

Tabitha’s Table offers food help in two ways:

1. When clients come to the food pantry, they choose the food items that they can use to extend their food budget for the size family they have. Food is not pre-boxed.

2. Tabitha’s Table has a mobile food pantry that delivers food to shut-in or elderly clients who are unable to walk through the food pantry. The food for these clients is pre-boxed for home deliveries.

Tabitha’s Table is supported financially by individuals and families in the community, local churches, community groups, grants and private foundations. Food has been collected and donated by the USPS, churches, local Boy Scout Troops, schools, community groups, day cares, local banks, other food pantries, Western Maryland Food Bank, Food Lion, Weis Market, Misty Meadows Creamery, businesses, and families and individuals in the community. We’ve received grants from the Washington County Community Foundation, FEMA, the Mathias Trust Fund, Hagerstown Helping Hands and the United Way. On an average, we serve or help to serve approximately 300+ families per month.