Md. State Police partners with Food Bank to collect donations
BERLIN—The Maryland State Police Berlin Barracks, with all other barracks throughout the State of Maryland, have partnered with the Maryland Food Bank to collect food donations and highlight the problem of hunger in Maryland.
From Sept. 1-30, all Maryland State Police Barracks and the Maryland State Police Headquarters will collect food for distribution. September is designated as Hunger Action Month in Maryland.
Items to be donated include: canned meats, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned stews, canned tunas, nuts, seeds and dried or canned beans; oatmeal, breakfast cereal, rice, rice cakes and pasta; canned fruits, juices, canned vegetables, canned soups, sauces and salad dressings; evaporated mild, powdered milk, infant formula, pudding and custards; diapers, toilet paper, plastic or paper plates and cups, sanitary napkins and tampons.
No glass containers or medications will be accepted.
More than 780,000 Marylanders, including 250,000 children, are food insecure and lack consistent access to sufficient amounts of nutritious food. More than 457,000 of those in need of assistance live in the Maryland Food Bank’s service area.
Each Maryland State Police Barrack has a bin in the lobby for food items to be accepted. On Sept. 30, the food will be collected and transported to one of the Maryland Food Bank’s regional distribution centers.
The Maryland Food Bank operates food warehouses in Baltimore, Wicomico and Washington counties.