Maryland Food Bank

The Maryland Food Bank needs an accurate estimate of how many people will be volunteering for this event, so please update your RSVP as soon as possible if you aren't able to make it to this event.

 

The Maryland Food Bank was founded in 1979 to coordinate the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the state's hungry.

 

Volunteers usually work on a high-tech conveyor belt in the warehouse, pulling specific types of food from the belt as they pass, and packing the sorted food into 25 - 50-pound boxes. Full boxes are then placed on the Maryland Food Bank's daily menu, available for more than 600 soup kitchens, pantries and shelters across the state to order.

Additional volunteer info can be found at the MD Food Bank's website, at www.mdfoodbank.org.

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  • Paul B.

    Thanks volunteers. Feed all who hunger.

    November 9, 2013

  • Terri

    I'm running late too :-( Will be there about 9:20.

    November 9, 2013

  • Stacy

    I should be there by 845/50. Running late..

    November 9, 2013

  • Kristen

    I'm sorry I had to cancel this eve. I am having a personal crisis and just cannot do tomorrow. Good luck and hope to make one soon.

    November 8, 2013

  • Tim N.

    Thinking of driving up there... is there ample and safe parking?

    November 1, 2013

    • Drena V

      I am on the waitlist. If I do get to go I am coming from Glen burnie as well.

      1 · November 5, 2013

    • Suzanne M

      Awesome! Glen Burnie represent! I hope you both make it off the waiting list and join us, but if not (this is a SERIOUSLY long waiting list), this is a monthly Meetup so try again. I don't think I'll be there in December, but hope to be back in January. And if you DO make it this Saturday, I'll be in a red Temple University sweatshirt - be sure to say "Hi!"

      1 · November 6, 2013

  • Mitch

    Thanks to everyone who have updated their RSVPs. If anyone else isn't able to make it on Saturday, please try to update your RSVP today - even if you're on the waiting list.

    November 6, 2013

  • Carol

    Give someone on the waiting list a chance to go. I'll try to go the next time. Mitch see you at BIG later this month.

    November 6, 2013

  • Stacy

    Hey Mitch, I have been meaning to ask you about next Saturday. It looks like we will be doing something different in the 7th??? Maybe more volunteers will be needed?? As a financial donor, I get newsletter updates from the MFB and I received this in email.....
    It’s that time again – more than 400 volunteers will converge at Maryland Food Bank locations on November 7 for our 4th Annual Elect to End Hunger! Volunteers will work assembly line-style to pack more than 15,000 boxes full of traditional holiday foods, such as stuffing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. Thanks to generous corporate sponsors, these boxes will go out free of charge in November and December. Can’t wait to see all the happy faces this holiday season! Pack to Give Back full story…

    November 1, 2013

    • Suzanne M

      Also, Nov 7th is a Thursday. This Meetup is for Saturday Nov 9th. Unless Stacy mistyped the date, it sounds like 2 different volunteer opportunities.

      1 · November 1, 2013

    • Stacy

      Good catch, Suzanne! Scratch what I said... LoL

      1 · November 1, 2013

  • Mitch

    Waiting list up to 17 people now! Please remember to update your RSVP if you can't make it -- even if you're on the waiting list!

    October 31, 2013

  • Mitch

    16 people on the waiting list!

    PLEASE remember to update your RSVP if you can't make it (if you're either on the volunteer list or the waiting list).

    October 24, 2013

  • Mitch

    Boy this waiting list grew quickly! Please remember to update your RSVPs as soon as possible if you can't make it to this event!

    October 22, 2013

  • Andrea J.

    I'll be there, ready to work!

    October 22, 2013

  • Suzanne M

    So, in an interesting twist, the Baltimore chapter of my college alumni association (Temple University, Philadelphia) is also scheduled to be at the Food Bank Nov 9th. I have signed up to attend with them, so, even though I'm not signed up here, I will see you there! :)

    October 21, 2013

    • Mitch

      Thanks for the update Suzanne. See you guys on Nov 9.

      1 · October 21, 2013

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