Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ravens Virtual Food Drive

As the Ravens and their fans celebrate an exciting season, the Maryland Food Bank is offering yet another reason to join the winning team.
“The Baltimore Ravens are once again helping to end hunger in Maryland,” said Deborah Flateman, CEO of the Maryland Food Bank. “Not only are they hosting a food drive at their Nov. 20 game, they’re also sponsoring an online (or virtual) food drive that offers healthy food choices at great prices. Additionally, each Ravens food drive donor who donates $10 worth of food or more will be entered into a raffle with the chance to win two tickets to see the Ravens play the Colts in December. We can’t think of a better win for purple fans who are also champions for the hungry.”
A partial list at some of the food items donors can provide include
  • Twenty-four, 15 oz. cans of green beans for $11.16
  • Twenty-four, five oz. cans of tuna packed in water for $29.65
  • Twenty-four, 15 oz. cans of carrots for $8.75
  • Twenty-four, four oz. cans of peaches for $8.00
  • Twenty-four, 15 oz. cans of whole white potatoes for $10.95
A recent study found that more than 460,000 Marylanders are food-insecure or hungry. Forty-five percent of them do not qualify for any type of federal food assistance programs because their incomes are deemed “too high.”
“The Maryland Food Bank recognizes that even though Maryland is wealthy compared to other states, the cost of living is high and, more people are hungry than ever before. Even though we provided more than 18 million meals last year— the hunger gap continues to widen. We have more work to do and we need your help,” said Flateman.
The Ravens Virtual Food Drive may be found at The drive ends Monday, Nov. 21 at which time a winner of the raffle will be chosen.

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