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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HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The Maryland State Police and Department of Transportation have once again teamed up with the Maryland Food Bank to host the third annual statewide Hunger Action Month food drive beginning today, Tuesday, September 1.

Throughout September, which is nationally known as Hunger Action Month, Marylanders will have the opportunity to donate nonperishable items at 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.

At the end of the month, Maryland State Troopers and personnel from the State Highway Administration will caravan all donated food to one of three regional food bank locations, including the Maryland Food Bank – Western Branch, on Wednesday, September 30 to officially weigh the food donations collected.

 
Maryland Food Bank – Western Branch Managing Director Amy Rupp is flanked by, from left to right, S/Tpr Shane Bussard, F/Sgt Kurt Dominick, Lt. Michael Fluharty, and Sgt Robert Embly at the Hagerstown state police barrack, one of many drop-off locations for this year’s food drive. 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, multimedia collaboration to learn more about the issue of hunger, share stories, and take an active role in fighting 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 Toolkit, available online at www.mdfoodbank.org/hunger-action-month.

 
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