SUPPORT MARYLAND FAMILIES IN NEED

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(September 22, 2015) – The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and its partners, the Maryland Food Bank and the Maryland State Police (MSP), remind everyone that there is still time to donate non-perishable food items or monetary donations to help those in need in our State.

Throughout September, which is national Hunger Action Month, there is 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 to these locations can use the food bank’s virtual food drive platform at https://fooddrive.mdfoodbank.org to donate online. A list of most needed items can be found here, on the Maryland Food Bank site.

“We encourage all Marylanders to ‘Be A Voice’ by supporting the Operation Orange Food Drive,” stated State Highway Administrator Gregory C. Johnson. “Even one nonperishable item can make a difference as hunger impacts so many Maryland families – including as many as one in five children.”

Below is a summary of MDOT and MSP drop off locations:

State Highway Administration – accepting donations at shop locations

Motor Vehicle Administration- collecting at 24 MVA and VEIP locations

Maryland Transportation Authority – drop-off locations include Ez-pass stop in centers, Authority headquarters and the Intercounty Connector facility

Maryland Transit Administration – hosting a Stuff-a-Bus event on September 25th from 6am – 10am. Please drop off food at any of the 14 MTA Metro Subway Stations or one of the 4 MTA Light Rail Stations (Timonium Fairgrounds, North Avenue, N. Linthicum or Cromwell Station/Glen Burnie)

Maryland Port Administration – collection location is the World Trade Center at the Inner Harbor

Maryland State Police – collecting at all barrack locations throughout the state
 
 
(SHA Photo: Volunteers from the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Police sort food at the Maryland Food Bank.)
 
There’s still time! 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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