Chesapeake City Ecumenical Association (CCEA)

Christians United in Service to the Community

Registered 501(c)3


Bag of Hope

The Bag of Hope is a joint/unified effort of The CCEA and The Chesapeake City UMC.  Ella Luff served as Director through the fall of 2009, spearheading the program to its current 24 participating families and maintaining a waiting list for others to join.   The program continued under the leadership of Jean Ritter until her death in May 2013. 

The program continues under the interim leadership of Kay Redding, with group leaders for the 3 individual groups. The CCEA will continue to pay the annual dues to The Maryland Food Bank and insurance in a cooperative partnership that enables the 24 participating families to qualify for food.