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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

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.