Maryland State Police, Department Of Transportation Kick Off Hunger Action Month Food Drive
September 1, 2016
BALTIMORE—The Maryland State Police and the Maryland Department of Transportation came together at the Maryland Food Bank’s Baltimore headquarters yesterday to sort donated items and kick off the fourth annual Hunger Action Month food drive, a month-long collection effort that starts today.
Throughout September, which is nationally known as Hunger Action Month, Marylanders will have the opportunity to donate nonperishable food items at a variety of events across the state. From Oakland to Salisbury and various counties in between, MSP and MDOT representatives will be out in full force to collect donations for those in need. The full list of events* can be found below and online at www.mdfoodbank.org/hunger-action/food-drive-drop-events. Select MDOT locations will also accept food donations throughout September at MDOT Food Drop Off Locations. Additionally, supporters who can’t make it out to these events can donate food online using the MSP and MDOT virtual food bank platforms.
The centerpiece of Hunger Action Month is the food bank’s Be a Voice Campaign, which encourages Marylanders to spread the word about the issue of hunger by snapping speech bubble selfies and sharing them via social media. Information about the Be a Voice Campaign is available online at www.mdfoodbank.org/hunger-action-month.
About the Maryland Food Bank The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland. For more than 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need. Through carefully-crafted programs, the food bank aims to meet the immediate needs of Marylanders while simultaneously working to find long term ways to reduce hunger statewide. Currently distributing more than 120,000 meals per day — nearly 44 million meals annually — the Maryland Food Bank will continue to expand its efforts until hunger ends. To learn more about the Maryland Food Bank, visit mdfoodbank.org.