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Claggett Center Offering Meals for Furloughed Federal Employees

January 23, 2019

Claggett Center Offering Meals for Furloughed Federal Employees

BUCKEYSTOWN, MD - January 23, 2019 As part of the mission and ministry to serve all in Christian hospitality, the Claggett Center is offering complimentary meals to federal employees in need of assistance during the government shutdown. Federal employees and their families, who are not getting paid at this time, are invited to join us as our guest at any of our conference centers meals this week, January 22-27.

  • Wednesday, January 23: Lunch & Dinner - 12pm, 6pm
  • Thursday, January 24: Lunch & Dinner - 12pm, 5:30pm
  • Friday, January 25: Lunch & Dinner - 12pm, 6pm
  • Saturday, January 26: Lunch & Dinner - 12pm, 6pm
  • Sunday, January 27: Lunch - 12pm

Please call or text to reserve your spot 301.691.8048.

According to Lisa Marie Ryder, Co-Executive Director, “We see in our community the number of individuals and families who are struggling during the government shutdown. We are able to meet an immediate need by opening up our dining hall and inviting federal employees to join us as a guest at our table.”

“We believe in supporting and helping our community. The initial response to this initiative has been overwhelmingly positive. We hope the Claggett Center is able to offer some relief during a time when finances are stretched thin,” shared James Ryder, Co-Executive Director.

The Claggett Center will review its ability to offer free meals to furloughed employees on a weekly basis for as long as the shutdown continues. Please visit or follow the Claggett Center on Facebook for updated information regarding meals beyond January 27, 2019.

The Claggett Center is the camp, conference, and retreat center of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Nestled in the rolling hills of Frederick County, MD yet only an hour's drive from three international airports in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, the Claggett Center is known for its convenient location, tranquil setting, outstanding facilities, and dynamic programs. The Center is situated on 268 acres with a working farm and stunning views of Sugarloaf Mountain and the Monocacy River Valley. New conference center lodging, meeting, and dining facilities offer full ADA accessibility, private bathrooms, and a professional and comfortable setting for retreats and conferences. Dormitory lodging is available for youth groups in the historic Powell Hall. Our facilitated high and low ropes course is ideal for team building experiences. With an on-site Executive Chef, we offer nutritious and delicious meals and are able to accommodate most dietary needs.

Media Contact: Lisa Marie Ryder
Address: 3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD 21710
Phone: 301.874.5147 ext. 6388