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By John H. Gormley Jr | January 25, 1992
Gay Williams runs a small food business from a three-room office on Falls Road in Mount Washington, but her ambitions embrace the world. Someday she hopes to see her sweet, hot mustard sold in stores from Tokyo to Damascus.She has joined with other Maryland food producers to form the Maryland Food Exporters Association, a group that is helping its members penetrate world markets.The president of Hunt Cup Ltd., Ms. Williams is also a founding member of the association, which was created late last year.
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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 Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | August 5, 1997
The Maryland Food Committee provided an incorrect title for Ralph E. Moore Jr. in an article in Tuesday's editions. He is chief operating officer of the agency.The Sun regrets the errors.Ralph E. Moore Jr., a specialist in low-income housing for 11 years at St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center and a longtime anti-poverty worker, has become chief financial officer of the Maryland Food Committee (MFC).Moore's duties will include those formerly held by the Rev. Douglas I. Miles, who resigned May 2 as MFC's program director in a dispute over its pending alliance with Action for the Homeless.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
The Maryland Food Bank is requesting volunteers on weekdays to sort a backlog of donated food, the charity said Friday. More than half a million pounds of food - the equivalent of 17 tractor trailers worth of food - is sitting in the food bank warehouse at its headquarters in Baltimore County. The food is a mixed assortment from food drives and retail donations, and must be sorted and packed. Officials said the demand is so great that the food volunteers do pack is ordered by soup kitchens, pantries and other groups within 2 hours.
FEATURES
October 16, 1990
CURRENT volunteers' news and needs:Maryland Food Committee's ''RSVVP'' is tomorrow evening when many local restaurants share 10 percent of your dining tab with the Food Committee to help the hungry. Call 366-0600 for details.American Cancer Society needs volunteers for its 1990 Phone-A-Thon to make phone calls between 6 and 9 p.m. from Oct. 22-25 at two locations. Dinner and free parking. 931-6850.Children's Hospital and Center for Reconstructive Surgery wants volunteers to assist and transport patients in wheelchairs to and from therapy, to greet patients and help throughout registration, provide physical assistance and encouragement and join recreational activities.
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By Sylvia Badger | May 19, 1996
GUESTS DONNED their own versions of futuristic fashion to attend the annual Empty Bowls fund-raiser for the Maryland Food Committee. And they felt right at home when they entered the Boumi Temple and P. W. Feats' "tomorrow land," which showcased a global marketplace of tables laden with auction items and good food.Thanks to Wendy Silber and Kevin Barham, food and beverage chairs, guests feasted on food and beverages donated by 23 restaurants and caterers.Linwood's Due's tuna nicoise, the Silver Diner's mini-cheeseburgers and array of desserts, Zeffert & Gold's pancakes, Savannah's chilled peach soup and salmon, Joy America's dim sum chicken, Sfuzzi's pasta, That's Amore's charcoal calamari and Paul Saval's hot dogs were just a sample of the goodies.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Evening Sun Staff | May 14, 1991
The annual report card from the Maryland Food Committee may merit prominent display on Gov. William Donald Schaefer's refrigerator.Grades for fighting hunger were up and the state received its first A-minus ever. The governor gets extra credit, as the report card notes that the administration's efforts in fighting hunger were a grade above the legislature's.The statewide anti-hunger group, which was releasing the report card at a news conference today, gave the state a B-minus overall, noting in teacher-style rhetoric: "Making progress but has not reached potential."
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Staff Writer | May 26, 1992
When it comes to the state's hunger problem, Gov. William Donald Schaefer apparently is an over-achiever who had been held back by his duller classmates in the General Assembly, according to a "report card" issued today.The Maryland Food Committee said Mr. Schaefer deserved a C-plus for his efforts during this year's legislative session, down slightly from the B-minus awarded last year to the governor, senators and delegates.But the legislature fell to a D-plus, earning lower grades than the governor in three of the five "subjects" in which they were graded this year on the "Campaign to End Childhood Hunger" report card.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | December 1, 1998
Bags of Plenty, the annual drive to stock soup kitchens around the state, is on track to reach its goal for food donations. But as of last weekend, the close of the campaign, it had fallen far short of its cash goal of $70,000.Donations will continue to trickle in for several days, and Bill Ewing, executive director of the Maryland Food Bank, says the Franklintown Road center expects to surpass last year's total of 280,000 pounds of nonperishable food and might reach this year's goal of 300,000 pounds.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,SUN STAFF | October 9, 1996
Most likely Bill Gates, worth $18 billion and change, doesn't wonder where his next meal is coming from.But the rest of us, for whom the Fortune 500 might be as well be a stock car race, usually have to stre-e-etch those food dollars to make them last all month.What we need is someone to guide us through the grocery store, helping us shop wisely, someone to show us what to cook when we don't feel like cooking -- someone, in fact, like Maryan Gresham, Bobbi Hucek, Pat Blake or Norma Maiden, who all help run the SuperPantry program at Dorguth Methodist Church in Southwest Baltimore.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2013
It's Mobbies season. The Baltimore Sun's annual bragging-rights competition for outstanding blogs and other social media accounts is in the nominations phase. Among the 21 different categories this year, the Mobbies' fifth, is one for Best Food Blog. You can take a look at the nominations so far in this and other categories, and nominate your favorite blogs and social media accounts here . The deadline for nominations is Thursday night. Voting for the category winners begins on Nov. 4 and ends on Nov. 14 at 5 p.m.   The winners will be announced at the 2013 Mobbies Bash at the Creative Alliance on Nov. 19.   #sigshell { padding: 10px; float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
A federal grand jury indicted 10 Baltimore business owners or operators on charges of stealing nearly $7 million from food assistance programs by agreeing to debit cash for beneficiaries without selling food - then keeping a cut of the proceeds. The owner of a corner grocery in West Baltimore called "Second Obama Express" is accused of obtaining more than $2 million in payments for food sales that never occurred, a practice that authorities call "food stamp trafficking. " Eight others are accused of taking between $348,000 and $1.4 million.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
The Rev. Vernon Dobson, a Baptist minister and civil rights leader, died Saturday of complications of a stroke. He was 89. As a leading figure in Baltimore's civil rights movement, Mr. Dobson lived a life molded by the struggle for equality — a struggle he continued into his last years — and as a pastor who believed that the church should play an important part in the fight. Campaigning took a hold on Mr. Dobson's life early on. Talking to The Baltimore Sun in 1998, he described demonstrating against segregation as a young child with his mother in the 1930s.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
Pop tunes blasted from loudspeakers into the cavernous warehouse at the Maryland Food Bank on Thursday, energizing about 300 volunteers filling 15,000 boxes with holiday staples for the needy. "You can get exercise, help those who don't have a meal for the holiday, and then there's the whole camaraderie thing with your co-workers," said Gerri Gardner, the liveliest of the CSX railroad's packing team, which included workers from MTA and MARC trains. This time of year, the bank, which distributes food to about 600 soup kitchens, pantries and shelters across the state from its Halethorpe headquarters, gears up for its own Thanksgiving rush.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2012
The Maryland Food Bank said it handed out food Wednesday to hundreds of families affected by the mass layoffs at Sparrows Point. About 2,000 workers lost their jobs after RG Steel filed for bankruptcy in late May and idled the Baltimore County steel mill. The property since has been sold to owners who are trying to find a steelmaker to restart operations but will liquidate the mill and redevelop it if they can't. The food bank, which also handed out food on Tuesday to laid-off steelworkers and others buffeted by the shutdown, said it expected to distribute more than 60,000 pounds to more than 1,700 people between the two days.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
Miss Shirley's was awarded the prize for Maryland's favorite food truck and The Brewer's Art was awarded Craft Beer Program of the Year on Monday night at the Restaurant Association of Maryland's 58th Annual McCormick Stars of the Industry Awards Gala. The food truck and craft beer categories were new this year. Award winners in other categories were: Maryland's Favorite Restaurant 2012- Baldwin's Station , Sykesville Maryland's Favorite New Restaurant 2012- de Lazy Lizard, Ocean City Restaurateur of the Year- Matthew Milani - The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar and Restaurant , Ellicott City 2012 Chef of the Year- Jeff Smith - The Chameleon Cafe 2012 Favorite Bar or Tavern - Shenanigan's Irish Pub & Grille , Ocean City Wine & Beverage Program of the Year- Mr. Rain's Fun House Honorees included: Allied Member of the Year- MICROS - Represented by, Henry Pertman The Brice & Shirley Phillips Lifetime Industry Achievement Award- William & Julianne Gibbs - Dough Roller The Otto Schellhase Award- Randy Marriner - Victoria Gastro Pub The McCormick Cornerstone Award Recipients- Glory Days Grill, Silver Diner, Ryleigh's Oyster, Brew River Restaurant & Bar, CarterQue Barbeque & Grilling Co. Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor - Fitzgerald's Shamrock Restaurant, Dean's Restaurant, Olney Grille, Holly's Restaurant, Rip's Country Inn Maryland...
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | July 12, 1997
For 167 years -- dating to the presidency of Andrew Jackson -- members of Joseph Wallace's family have been cooking up a tasty sauce that was first used to put a lot more zest in the grits and cornmeal that were the staples of their diet as slaves.The recipe has been passed down from generation to generation. Wallace, 60, would simmer up batches in a large pot on the stove at his home in Upper Marlboro to share with family members and close friends.And, at their repeated suggestions that he go into business, Wallace established Topp's Gourmet Sauce Inc. four years ago.Since then, the bottled sauce has been slowly making its way into gourmet shops in the Baltimore/Washington area and at Super Fresh markets.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1995
Morning radio personality Byrd of 98 Rock WIYY-FM (97.9) emerged last week after 48 hours in a coffin-like structure embedded in a 5,000-pound block of ice and said "I'm fine" -- except for a pretty cold posterior.The cool, cool promotion generated 22,540 pounds of canned food and about $2,000 in cash donated to the Maryland Food Bank.At 9 a.m. on Monday, the 29-year-old disc jockey entered a 2-by-2-by-6-foot insulated box set within the ice block, which itself was inside a refrigerated truck trailer.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2012
Two partner organizations dedicated to ending hunger in Maryland for more than 20 years have merged. The Maryland Food Bank and Food Resources of Hagerstown have united to form the Maryland Food Bank – Western Branch, a facility that will become a central distribution point for a network of more than 120 soup kitchens, pantries, shelters and other community-based organizations in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties. The merger allows Food Resources to broaden services to the entire Western Maryland region and the more than 52,000 residents who are struggling to provide food for themselves, the groups said.
FEATURES
By Rachel Martin and The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
The Maryland SPCA Food Truck Rally in Hampden on March 23 was a huge success, raising over $5,000 for the SPCA. Aileen Gabbey, Executive Director of the Maryland SPCA, said the good weather helped the popularity of the event. Additionally, the food trucks' loyal followers spread the word on social networking sites such as Facebook, resulting in a crowd of more tha 1,000 people. "The biggest hit of the night was the dogs on parade in their little blue 'adopt me' capes," Gabbey said in an e-mail.
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