Food bank receives $300,000 for building

November 25, 2005

The Maryland Food Bank, an organization that feeds more than 45,000 state residents each week, was awarded $300,000 in federal funds to complete the construction of a central food warehouse in Halethorpe.

The funding will enable the food bank to finish improvements to the Halethorpe building, which was purchased two years ago, said Susan Sullam, a spokeswoman for Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, who announced the funding last week.

"This appropriation is a key factor in finishing the building we purchased two years ago," Bill Ewing, executive director of the Maryland Food Bank, said in a statement. "The immediate result will be more donated food for needy Marylanders."

Founded in 1979, the food bank annually provides 12 million pounds of food to more than 900 nonprofit community food providers.

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