Posted on Jul 03, 2020
Through FCB Helping Hands, Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant and Black Hog BBQ provided 840 delicious and healthy dinners to families served by Frederick Community Action Agency in Frederick, MD. The Bank, as well as its employees and board members, purchased the meals to help with a critical need at this time of COVID-19.
Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant---which began at the local VFW in 1984 - is a longtime customer of FCB Bank. Owner Eileen Gideon named the restaurant “Dutch’s Daughter” in honor of her father Fred “Dutch” Onderdonk. After many successful years at the VFW, Ms. Gideon decided to design a restaurant to meet all of the Frederick area’s needs. This was achieved in March of 2000 when she opened the location at 581 Himes Avenue in Frederick. Since then, Dutch’s has continued to serve high-quality food and provide excellent service to the local community.
Black Hog BBQ is a favorite for locals --- as well as FCB Bank staff members - with four locations from which to choose in Maryland. Restaurant Owner and Pitmaster Mike Tauraso shared his appreciation for being asked to participate in FCB Helping Hands during this challenging time in our nation’s history.
“We created the first Black Hog BBQ restaurant in 2007 and chose this name to represent the fine quality of food and service that we offer at the restaurant. Compared to other breeds, the flavors of the Black Hog’s meat is exceptional and we are tremendously proud of the food we serve to our customers,” Mr. Tauraso said.
The staff at Dutch’s Daughter and Black Hog BBQ were excited to participate in FCB Helping Hands and provide meals to those in need within the local community.
About the Frederick Community Action Agency
Through a wide array of programs and services, the Frederick Community Action Agency provides food, shelter, medical care, housing, and other forms of assistance to families and individuals that are low-income or homeless.
Started in 1968, the Frederick Community Action Agency is sponsored by the City of Frederick and the Friends for Neighborhood Progress, Inc. with support from the Frederick County Government. The Frederick Community Action Agency is administered by a fifteen-member Board of Directors appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Frederick.
One critical program is the Frederick Soup Kitchen which provides an evening meal seven days a week and serves over 2,400 meals per month. Started in 1984, the Frederick Soup Kitchen is staffed by a paid cook and over 250 volunteers who serve a free evening meal to anyone in need. The Frederick Soup Kitchen has been serving up to 120 people a night during this time of COVID-19 and more than 25,000 meals are served annually.
Sarah McAleavy, Supervisor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program, said, ““We are so grateful for FCB Bank’s generosity in providing 840 meals to the Frederick Community Action Agency Soup Kitchen. During these very trying times, we have been forced to change our operations from dining in to carry out meals. FCB Bank stepped in and offered to have two local restaurants cater meals and prepackage them in to-go containers to provide a special meal for our homeless individuals in Frederick. Not only did they help the community in giving to those less fortunate, but they also helped two local restaurant customers in the process. They are the true heroes in our neighborhood!”
581 Himes Avenue
Four locations in Maryland, including:
118 South Market Street
100 South Market Street