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September 11, 2006

Recently, the staff and residents of the Frederick Rescue Mission, along with U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., and many hungry families, stood on the front lawn of the Beacon House as more than 100 bikers from Star Motorcycle Club rode up with food boxes from Feed The Children hauled on the backs of their bikes.

The families waited in line to exchange their food box vouchers for a supply of food sufficient for a family of four. Many of these families come to the mission on a regular basis to receive hot nutritious meals every day, or a mission food box once a month. While gospel music played, a community of helpers unloaded and transferred hundreds of food boxes from the bikes and truck to the mission's Beacon House.

"So often people want to depend on the government for help, but here is an example of people helping people," Bartlett said. "The Bible says it is more of a blessing to give than to receive. Those who are here to receive food are blessed, but I'll tell you that there will be a whole lot more blessing for the people responsible for this. So thank you, everyone!"

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Not all 400 food boxes were distributed on that day. Recipients continually arrive at the mission door with vouchers every day. Feed The Children provided the food boxes, and will do this same event annually, starting this year. Feed The Children delivers food and other necessities to families in need. It has outreached in 118 countries around the globe.

The Frederick Rescue Mission feeds the hungry and homeless twice a day, every day of the year. The mission also distributes emergency food boxes, clothing and furniture to anyone in need. The mission's Beacon House also accommodates up to 40 men who are dedicated to overcoming life-dominating addictions.

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