MSP/DoT Collect 27,734 Pounds of Food During Hunger Action Month

BALTIMORE – Earlier today at each of the Maryland Food Bank’s three facilities in Baltimore, Salisbury, and Hagerstown, representatives from the Maryland State Police and the Maryland Department of Transportation joined food bank executives in welcoming a caravan of official state vehicles packed with 27,734 pounds of donated food, which is the equivalent of 23,112 meals. The loaded vehicles convened at the food bank locations in order to deliver and weigh donations gathered during Hunger Action Month.

“It’s absolutely incredible how much we can accomplish when we work together toward a common goal,” said Maryland Food Bank President & CEO Deborah Flateman. “We are truly grateful to the Maryland State Police, the Department of Transportation, and all those who contributed to this year’s food drive. Ending hunger may take work, but today, we’re reminded that it’s not out of reach!”

Throughout September, food donations were collected at all Maryland State Police barracks as well as select Maryland Department of Transportation offices statewide. An online option to donate through the food bank’s virtual food drive platform added to the food drive’s success, allowing supporters to designate specific food items to be purchased with their cash donations.