MARYLAND STATE POLICE AND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION JOIN FORCES WITH THE MARYLAND FOOD BANK FOR 2015 HUNGER ACTION MONTH FOOD DRIVE

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BALTIMORE – The Maryland Food Bank and its partners, the Maryland State Police and the Department of Transportation, came together earlier today to kick off the third annual Hunger Action Month food drive by sorting donated items to help raise awareness for the month-long collection effort that starts today.

Throughout September, which is nationally known as Hunger Action Month, Marylanders will have the opportunity to donate nonperishable items at the state police barracks and select Department of Transportation offices listed on www.mdfoodbank.org/hunger-action-food-drive. Additionally, individuals who can’t make it out to these locations can use the food bank’s virtual food drive platform at https://fooddrive.mdfoodbank.org to donate food online.

 
 
From left to right: Douglas Simmons, Acting Administrator, State Highway Administration; Major Clifford Hughes, Acting Chief, Field Operations Bureau, Maryland State Police;  Maryland Food Bank Executive Vice President Beth Martino; and  Lt. Colonel Anthony Satchell, Chief, Special Operations Bureau, Maryland State Police were among those in attendance at this morning’s Hunger Action Month launch event in Baltimore. Photo courtesy of the Maryland Food Bank.
 
All month long, Marylanders can also participate in the food bank’s Be a Voice Campaign, an interactive, online multimedia collaboration to share stories, volunteer, and donate food and funds, all in an effort to help end hunger. Individuals and groups are encouraged to share photos holding Be A Voice speech bubbles with personal messages about hunger and why they care about the issue. Speech bubbles and information about the Be A Voice Campaign are included in the official Hunger Action Kit, available online at www.mdfoodbank.org/hunger-action-month.
 

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