Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hunger Doesn't Take a Holiday

The Maryland Food Bank will host its 4th annual Elect to End Hunger holiday box packing event on Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM at its Baltimore distribution facility. Hundreds of volunteers will form assembly lines, packing 12,000+ boxes full of traditional fixings like cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and stuffing. Boxes will be paired with turkeys, partially subsidized by donations from the Orioles Food & Funds Drive, and distributed to soup kitchens, pantries and shelters across the state. Holiday meal boxes and turkeys will reach needy families in November and December, ensuring happy holidays for many who would otherwise go without. The cost of items in the box is covered by generous corporations like HMSHost, which has served as Title Sponsor for the past three years.

Elect to End Hunger was developed in partnership with local elected officials’ spouses four years ago and is held in October, just before Election Day every year. At the first Elect to End Hunger, volunteers packed 4,800 holiday meal boxes. This year, 12,800 boxes will be packed at the Maryland Food Bank’s Baltimore County facility, with an additional 3,000 packed at branches in Wicomico County and Washington County.

What: Elect to End Hunger Holiday Box Packing Event

When: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Where: Maryland Food Bank, 2200 Halethorpe Farms Road, Baltimore, MD 21227

About the Maryland Food Bank:
The Maryland Food Bank’ mission is to lead the movement and nurture the belief that together we can improve the lives of all Marylanders by ending hunger. The Maryland Food Bank has facilities in Baltimore County, Washington County and Wicomico County comprising more than 125,000-square-feet of warehouse, refrigerator and freezer space. Last year, the Maryland Food Bank distributed more than 26 million pounds of food to a network of 600 soup kitchens, pantries and shelters across the state.

Posted on Minxeats.com.