Md. Food Bank adds its second truck, more meals

September 15, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The Maryland Food Bank this week will begin using a new refrigerated food truck, its second, to provide 100,000 more meals a month to 30 soup kitchens and other emergency food sites in the Baltimore area.

The truck almost triples the amount of perishable food the bank collects from caterers, restaurants and stores and distributes in its Second Helping program.

The $73,000 truck was bought after a fund-raising campaign by the food bank, 7-Eleven's 150 area stores and Radio One. The truck also will transport unsold sandwiches that 7-Eleven will give every day to the food bank.

Pub Date: 9/15/97

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