Meeting Ground

Meeting Ground grew from the concept of “shelter” to the reality of “home” for people experiencing homelessness.

Our mission is to help meet basic human needs and to address the root problems that perpetuate the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

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A Taste of Meeting Ground Wine and Food Tasting

Meeting Ground’s Board of Directors is excited to announce that our 2nd annual Wine and Food Tasting Fundraiser on Friday, April 17th is SOLD OUT!  We are looking forward to a fun time at the event at Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast Inn. State Line Liquors is providing the wine for tasting and restaurants including Daddy O’s, Hurricane’s Wings and Grill, Port House Grill, Woody’s Crab House and Bayard House are providing the food tastings. If you don’t have a ticket, we’ll catch you next year!

George Porter House Meeting

The Meeting Ground Board of Directors would like to invite you to an information session regarding the future of the George Porter House on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Mary Randall Center. (401 North Street, Elkton). We will discuss the history, mission and future of the property with respect to the mission of Meeting Ground. The Board of Directors has discussed the George Porter House over many months and would like to have all interested parties in attendance for an announcement about the future of this property. Board members will be on hand to present information and answer your questions.

Meeting Ground’s Radio Interview

Meeting Ground is being highlighted in a radio interview with Pat Marks, our executive director and a resident this Sunday, March 8th at 11:00 on WHGM 1330am on the Commerce in Cecil radio show. This is a new radio program sponsored by the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce. Tune in to the program to hear more about Meeting Ground!

Quarter Auction Postponed

The Quarter Auction fundraiser for this evening has been postponed by the Moose Lodge due to yesterday’s snow. We will post when this fundraiser will be rescheduled. Thank you for your support.

Quarter Auction Fundraiser

On Friday, March 6 there will be a Quarter Auction fundraiser for Meeting Ground held at the Elkton Moose Lodge 851 at Cherry Hill Road and Rt. 213. Come have a great time using your quarters for chances to win from different vendors such as Thirty-One, Longaberger, Scentsi, Origami Owl, Tastefully Simple and Under Armour. Doors open at 6:00pm and the auction begins at 7:00. Food is available.

Our Annual Volunteer Recognition Party!

Meeting Ground would like to show our appreciation for all of our hard working volunteers. We will be having a get together just to say “thank-you” and to give everyone a chance to meet each other. Please mark your calendars and come join us for some fellowship, food, and fun!

Where: Mary Randall Center

When: Wednesday, April 22

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

More information contact Kris Lewman:


North Elk Coffee House cancelled tonight

Due to the impending snow, the North Elk Coffee House’s Brooks Williams’ performance is cancelled tonight. Mark your calendar now for next month’s performer – Heather Pierson on Saturday, March 21st. Of course, if you want to still make a donation to Meeting Ground today, you can push the “Donate” button on our website and make a donation to help support our services!

Volunteer Needed for Food Pick-up

Meeting Ground has entered into a partnership with Wawa to receive food donations several times a week to help support our programs. We are looking for volunteers who would commit to once or twice a week to pick up these donations from the Elkton Road store and deliver them to the Mary Randall Center and Settlement House anytime between 8:00am and 1:00pm. This would require about an hour of your time for each pick-up. You can choose as many days a week to do this, but one day a week will also work. If you are interested, please contact Pat Marks at 410-620-3128.

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