The Great Weigh-In: Over 33K pounds of food gathered to benefit Maryland Food Bank

Maryland State Police and Department of Transportation employees came together to collect donations for the Maryland Food Bank in La Plata, Md., on September 10. (Courtesy of Maryland Food Bank)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Maryland State Police and Department of Transportation officials were out in “full force” collecting donations this September for the fourth annual Hunger Action Month food drive. Their heavy-duty efforts clearly paid off – a combined 33,379 pounds of food were collected and will benefit the Maryland Food Bank to help feed those in need.

Those tens of thousands of pounds of food represent the 27,816 meals that police and transportation officials were able to collect for donation. To gather donations, the agencies teamed up and hosted 15 events from Oakland to Salisbury, and also raised money through virtual food drives and from the generosity of state agency employees. Some of those events included educational opportunities like Bomb Squad robot demonstrations MSP Aviation tours, K-9 Unit performances and fingerprinting.

“This year we tried something new, and we’re very grateful to the Maryland State Police and Department of Transportation for working so hard to host these wonderful events and food collections to help our neighbors in need,” said Maryland Food Bank President & CEO Beth Martino. “We wouldn’t be able to operate without the contributions of partners like MSP and MDOT, and we can’t thank them enough for once again joining us in the fight to end hunger in Maryland.”

September is national Hunger Action Month.

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