Friday, May 2, 2014

Urgent! Southern Maryland Food Bank Needs Food Donations

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Catholic Charities Press Release: 

Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties major bulk food supplier in need of dry goods


A combination of high demand and low donations has put the Catholic Charities Southern Maryland Food Bank in dire need of food donations immediately. The food bank is in need of items such as pasta, rice, canned food and other dry goods for its distribution this coming Monday, May 5.

Effective immediately, we are asking the community to donate dry food items to the Irongate location, at 22A Irongate Drive, Waldorf, MD, 20652.

Each Monday, the food bank needs at least 15,000-18,000 pounds of food for distribution to meet the demands of its member food pantries.  Southern Maryland Food Bank currently has 10,000 pounds ready for distribution, but needs at least 8,000 more by Monday to meet the very basic needs of the community.

Examples of dry goods needed include: canned food items (tuna, vegetables, fruit) and other dry food items (macaroni and cheese, beans, rice). 

The Southern Maryland Food Bank supports the necessary work of local food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and group homes in feeding those who cannot afford food.  For more information on how you can assist one of Southern Maryland’s most vital resources in serving  those in need, please visit: https://www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/smfb.

The Southern Maryland Food Bank is open for donation drop off on Saturday between 10:00AM - 12:00 PM and then opens again on Monday morning at 7:30 AM.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington meets the most pressing human needs,  serving more than 116,000 people annually through 65-plus programs in 48 locations throughout the District of Columbia and Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties in Maryland. We serve everyone who comes to us in need. Catholic Charities is accredited by the national Council on Accreditation. For more information, visit www.CatholicCharitiesDC.org