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For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524
CARDIN TO VISIT SOUTHERN MARYLAND TRI-COUNTY
PROGRAMS THAT ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR
, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, will visit Southern Maryland to tour innovative programs that are helping residents of the Tri-County region. Senator Cardin first will meet with students who are receiving culinary training for future careers through the Chesapeake Church Culinary Training Program, and he’ll visit their End Hunger Warehouse, which supports community families in need. Afterward, Senator Cardin will tour the new Platinum-LEED certified engineering and operating center of the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO).
What: Culinary Training Program and Kitchen Tour
Where: Chesapeake Church
6201 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639
Senator Cardin will tour the kitchen and meet the students, teacher, director, and program manager of an innovative job training program designed by Chesapeake Church to meet the needs of job retraining in a rural area.
What: End Hunger Warehouse Visit and Tour
Where: End Hunger Warehouse
231 Schooner Lane Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Senator Cardin will meet with volunteers on delivery day and discuss their growing mission. The Chesapeake Church’s End Hunger Warehouse distributes thousands of pounds of food throughout Southern Maryland. The affiliated Farming for Hunger Program provides locally grown produce to the food pantry.
What: SMECO Visit and Tour
Where: 15045 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville, MD 20637
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Senator Cardin, who is a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, will tour the new Platinum-LEED certified engineering and operating center of the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO). He will learn more about their reliability project, call center and solar farm, which were funding with federal resources, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).