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MARYLAND STATE POLICE & DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
JOIN FORCES WITH THE MARYLAND FOOD BANK
FOR 2016 HUNGER ACTION MONTH FOOD DRIVE

Statewide Effort Will Encourage Marylanders to “Be a Voice” 
Throughout September to End Hunger 

September 1, 2016

BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Police (MSP) and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) came together at the Maryland Food Bank’s Baltimore headquarters yesterday to sort donated items and kick off the fourth annual Hunger Action Month food drive, a month-long collection effort that starts today. 
 
Throughout September, which is nationally known as Hunger Action Month, Marylanders will have the opportunity to donate nonperishable food items at a variety of events across the state. From Oakland to Salisbury and various counties in between, MSP and MDOT representatives will be out in full force to collect donations for those in need. The full list of events can be found below and online at mdfoodbank.org/hunger-action/food-drive-drop-events/. Additionally, supporters who can’t make it out to these events can use the food bank’s virtual food drive platform to donate food online at https://fooddrive.mdfoodbank.org/msp and https://fooddrive.mdfoodbank.org/mdot.
 
The centerpiece of Hunger Action Month is the food bank’s Be a Voice Campaign, which encourages Marylanders to spread the word about the issue of hunger by snapping speech bubble selfies and sharing them via social media. Information about the Be a Voice Campaign is available online at mdfoodbank.org/hunger-action-month. 
 
 
From left to right: Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, Governor Larry Hogan, and Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel William M. Pallozzi show their support for Hunger Action Month and the Maryland Food Bank’s Be a Voice campaign. Photo courtesy of the Maryland State Police.
 
Locations:
Central Maryland: Date/Start Time/End Time:
 
Week Long Food Drive at Rockville Barrack, 7915 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20854 9/5 – 9/10/16 9:00AM 5:00PM
 
State Police Safety Fair at JFK Highway Barrack, 215 Turnpike Drive, Perryville, MD 21903 9/10/2016 10:00AM 2:00PM
 
Stuff A Truck at La Plata Walmart, 40 Drury Drive, La Plata, MD 9/10/2016 10:00AM 2:00PM
 
Stuff A Truck & Safety Seat Installations at 495/95 Park & Ride, Located off the exit for College Park, Route 1 9/17/2016 10:00AM 2:00PM
 
Open House at Westminster Police Barrack, 1100 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, MD 21157 9/25/2016 10:00AM 2:00PM
 
Eastern Shore: Date/Start Time/End Time:
 
Stuff A Truck at Salisbury Police Barrack, 2765 North Salisbury Road, Salisbury, MD 21801 9/9/2016 10:00AM 6:00PM
 
Stuff A Truck at Centreville Barrack, 311 Safety Drive, Centreville, MD 21617 9/10/2016 10:00AM 2:00PM
 
Stuff A Truck at Easton Police Barrack, 7053 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD 21601 9/15/2016 11:00AM 7:00PM
  
Stuff A Truck at Princess Anne Barrack, 30581 Perry Road, Princess Anne, MD 21853 9/24/2016 9:00AM 12:00PM
 
Stuff A Patrol Car at Berlin Walmart, 11416 Ocean Gateway, Berlin, MD 21811 9/24/2016 10:00AM 2:00PM
 
Western Maryland: Date/Start Time/End Time:
 
Stuff A Truck at Oakland Walmart, 13164 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550 9/21/2016 9:00AM 1:00PM
 
Stuff A Truck at LaVale Walmart, 12500 Country Club Mall Road, LaVale, MD 21502 9/21/2016 9:00AM 3:00PM
 
Stuff A Truck at Frederick Sam’s Club, 5604 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704 9/22/2016 9:00AM 12:00PM
 
Stuff A Truck at Hagerstown Walmart, 17850 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 9/22/2016 1:00PM 4:00PM
 
*Please note: Hunger Action Month event details are subject to change.
 
Contacts: Elena Russo, Maryland State Police: 410-653-4236, elena.russo@maryland.gov
Valerie Burnette Edgar, State Highway Administration: 410-545-0303, VBurnetteEdgar@sha.state.md.us
Joanna Warner, Maryland Food Bank: 410-737-8282 x220, jwarner@mdfoodbank.org  

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