More than 109,000 pounds of food and $32,000 in donations have been collected so far in the annual Bags of Plenty campaign, a program of the Maryland Food Bank Inc. and the Maryland Food Committee.
The collections are enough to provide Thanksgiving baskets to some 5,000 poor families and represent donations from more than 7,000 contributors. This year's campaign aims to raise at least $150,000 and 425,000 pounds of food.
Donations will be used to meet emergency food needs this winter and for self-help programs.
Donations of non-perishable food will be accepted through Monday at any Giant Food store, city fire station or Provident Bank office. Financial contributions can be mailed, through Dec. 14, to the Maryland Food Committee, P.O. Box 23709, Baltimore 21203.
Also, four area McDonald's restaurants will serve breakfasts to the homeless and needy tomorrow.
The breakfasts will be from 8 a.m. to noon at 5100 York Road, 3445 Clifton Ave., 3423 Eastern Ave. and 2501 W. Franklin St.