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December 6, 2009
Weichert Realtors, 9339 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City, is an official drop-off location for donations to the Maryland Food Bank through Thursday. For more information or a pickup, call 410-465-8300.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
The Maryland Food Bank will be joined over the next month by the State Police and the Baltimore Ravens for a communitywide drive to collect food and raise awareness for local families that risk going hungry. The food bank reports that nearly 780,000 Marylanders experience so-called "food insecurity," meaning they don't know if they'll be able to access food for nutritious diet. Other partners joining in the effort - which includes food banks across the country for Hunger Action Month - are the state Department of Transportation, Charm City Run and Giant Food.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2011
As they have done for nearly 30 years, Baltimore-area Boy Scouts will help the homeless and hungry with a food drive aimed at filling the shelves at food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. Hundreds of uniformed Scouts will fan out in their neighborhoods next weekend, distributing collection bags and asking residents to fill them with nonperishable foods throughout the following week. Each bag will come with a postcard describing the most appropriate types of food to donate. All items are welcome, but organizers note a widespread need for hearty soup, stew or chili as well as canned tuna, chicken, salmon or luncheon meat, such as Spam.
NEWS
September 10, 2013
September is Hunger Action Month. Together, we can take action to fight hunger in our community. Since 2008, the number of individuals who visit the Howard County Food Bank has increased from 3,800 to over 22,000. These are your neighbors. About 50 percent of individuals who visit the food bank are senior citizens on fixed incomes. Eighty percent are female and 40 percent earn less than $20,000 per year. Some of the families are receiving SNAP funds, formerly known as food stamps.
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Staff reports | September 20, 2011
Towson area businesses this week launched a two-week food drive to restock the shelves at the food pantry at the Assistance Center of Towson Churches following a slow summer of donations and a period of high need. "This time of year is always difficult to keep on top of demand," said Cathy Burgess, director of the assistance center. "High unemployment and lean budgets have so many people in the Towson area struggling to keep a roof over their head and food on the table. " Several Towson businesses, including local law firms, building owners, government and financial services firms are collecting nonperishable food through Sept.
NEWS
November 16, 1993
Bags of Plenty, the state's largest canned food drive, will try to prove this year that less is more.The eighth annual campaign, which began yesterday, will run for only one week, winding up the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Organizers hope the shorter timetable, down from three weeks in previous years, will give the campaign a sense of urgency."In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, our message tended to blend in with other Thanksgiving and Christmas activities," said Craig Rocklin, development director of the Maryland Food Committee, which runs Bags of Plenty as a joint project with the Maryland Food Bank.
NEWS
March 20, 1999
The U.S. Postal Service has extended its annual Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive through Wednesday.Letter carriers around the state will pick up canned and perishable food left at residential mailboxes for a drive to benefit food pantries throughout Maryland. The donations will be distributed by the Maryland Food Bank.Bill Ewing, executive director of the food bank, said local food banks rely increasingly on public donations such as those collected during the drive because donations from the food industry no longer are sufficient.
NEWS
December 14, 1990
The fifth annual Bags of Plenty food drive and fund-raiser conducted by the Maryland Food Committee has received $119,000 and more than 406,000 pounds of food. The campaign officially ends today, but monetary donations will be accepted through Dec. 31.More than 30,000 people have contributed to Bags of Plenty so far this year. Although the contributions of food fell short of the drive's goals, the money collected is to be used to buy additional food for the state's emergency pantries.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 29, 1998
The sixth one-day National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive for the needy will be held in Baltimore and the five surrounding counties May 9.Donors are asked to leave nonperishable items at their mailboxes to be collected or take them to their local post office. Items sought include canned vegetables, fuits and meats, dry cereal, pasta and peanut butter. The Maryland Food Bank and similar agencies will distribute the food to soup kitchens and shelters.Pub Date: 4/29/98
NEWS
April 29, 2001
The U.S. Postal Service's Harvest for the Hungry food drive in Maryland collected 100,000 pounds of food in this year's campaign that ended March 31, five times the amount collected by its original deadline a week earlier. Bill Ewing, executive director of the Maryland Food Bank, credited postal workers who picked up goods from their mail customers and volunteer students who went door-to-door in some neighborhoods for the drive's success. The annual campaign to alleviate hunger across the state, in its 14th year, collected enough food for 80,000 meals.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2013
The Department of Agriculture, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies are at it again: waging their friendly summer battle to see which can raise the most food for the annual Feds Feed Families charitable drive. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack goaded the Pentagon recently, pointing out that his smaller department raised significantly more last year than did the Department of Defense, the nation's largest employer - 2.7 million pounds of goods to 2.1 million.
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By Alison Matas, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2013
Passover is seen traditionally as a holiday of the spring, not usually marked by snow. But Howard Kaplan and his wife, Roberta, of Baltimore, wouldn't let Monday's inclement conditions deter them from coming to the Pimlico Race Course to dispose of their leavened food. "Snow won't hold anybody up," she said. Baltimore-area families burned their chametz Monday morning in observation of Passover. The holiday commemorates God's freeing the Israelites from slavery in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. Because the Jewish people had to leave Egypt quickly, they had to eat their bread before it had risen.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2013
Nearly one in six Marylanders did not have enough money to buy food their family needed at times during 2012, according to a report released Thursday by the Food Research and Action Center. Of those surveyed, 15.9 percent in the Baltimore-Towson area said they did not have cash to get enough food. That's compared to 16.2 percent of respondents in the state. Nationally, the rate was 18.2 percent. Mississippi had the highest food hardship rate of 24.6 percent; North Dakota had the lowest at 10.9 percent.
NEWS
November 16, 2012
Sunday, Nov. 18 Concert The Anne Arundel Community College Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Bruce Mansfield, performs music celebrating America at 3 p.m. in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Tickets are $10; $7 for seniors, groups, students and AACC employees; and $5 for those with a valid AACC student ID. Information: 410-777-2457 or aacc.edu . Monday, Nov. 19 Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis.
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By Karen Nitkin, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2012
Students at the University of Maryland, College Park are planning to prepare more than 100,000 meals in a single day, to be donated to people in need. The meal packages will contain rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a vitamin powder. The event will likely involve between 500 and 1,000 students, many from the campus's fraternities and sororities, and will take place toward the end of October in a large campus facility, though a specific date and place have not yet been set. The idea began with Jonathan Fix, 19, who just completed his freshman year at College Park.
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April 14, 2012
WESTMINSTER - This weekend, Boy Scouts from area troops have been distributing food collection bags to homes as part of the national Scouting for Food drive. Residents are asked to fill the bags with non-perishable food items and leave the filled bags outside their doors for the Scouts to collect on Saturday, April 21. The food will be used to replenish the empty shelves of local food pantries and feeding programs. Last year, the effort by more than 10,000 individuals throughout the Scouts' Baltimore Area Council provided more than 500,000 pounds of food to pantries throughout central Maryland.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 13, 2012
Harford County government employees collected more than eight tons of food to help less fortunate residents of the county and the region in conjunction with the annual Harvest for the Hungry campaign. The food collected last week was delivered to the parking lot of the county office building at 220 S. Main St. in Bel Air Friday morning where Harford County Executive David Craig and other county officials and the staff of the Harford Community Action Agency were by joined by Harvest for the Hungry founder and Harford resident Larry Adam.
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March 6, 2012
Harford County Executive David R. Craig and Harford County Government are partnering with the Postal Service to support the Harvest for the Hungry campaign. The local campaign is coordinated through the Harford Community Action Agency. "The annual Harvest for the Hungry campaign is a great opportunity for county employees, their families and friends to help support members of our community," Craig said in a press release. "The Harford Community Action Agency and the Harvest for the Hungry campaign do an outstanding job gathering food to support those in our community who turn to us for help in time of need.
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