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Reduce, reuse, recycle, re…direct???

The Maryland Food Bank re-directs (diverts) enough food from the landfills every year to produce 41 million meals annually for our state’s embarrassingly large food insecure population (760,300 food insecure citizens in Maryland - 12.7% of population). Last Friday, a handful of volunteers from the MRN board contributed a morning’s worth of hours to the roughly 35,000 volunteer hours the MD Food Bank depends upon each year to help move its mission “to lead the movement and nurture the belief that together we can improve the lives of Marylanders by ending hunger.” 

The Maryland Food Bank collects over 50 million pounds of food annually from individuals, organizations and businesses, serving as the leading anti-hunger organization in the movement to end hunger in Maryland. For more than 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need. Through carefully crafted programs, the food bank aims to meet the immediate needs of Marylanders while simultaneously working to find long-term ways to reduce hunger statewide. Currently distributing more than 112,000 meals per day — more than 41 million meals annually — the Maryland Food Bank will continue to expand its efforts until hunger ends.

Click here if you’re interested in volunteering your time to help the Maryland Food Bank re-direct food from our landfills and help end hunger in our state.

 

 

MRN Board member Chaz Miller (shown left, middle picture) shares his experience in Observations from Volunteering at a Food Bank