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

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  • Paul B.

    Always a pleasure to vintner. Well organized and enthusiastic volunteers.

    January 12, 2014

  • Ryan

    That was fun! Thanks for putting this on! See if I can make it again next month!

    January 11, 2014

  • Qiana L.

    Great seeing everyone take care til next time

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Kathy

    I enjoyed volunteering at the Maryland Food Bank. It was a good work out and I felt like we made a difference. I plan to volunteer there again.

    January 11, 2014

  • Paul B.

    Great job everybody have a great day

    January 11, 2014

  • Mitch

    I haven't even announced this event yet -- and we're almost full! (Maybe I shouldn't announce it...)

    4 · December 22, 2013

    • Carolyn G

      That goes to show what a great group of people we have here.

      January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Removed ourselves from the wait list due to a schedule conflict.

    January 10, 2014

  • Suzanne M

    Looks like I'm going to have to work Saturday, so I took myself off the 'attending' list. Hopefully made someone on the waiting list very happy. I'm curious, Mitch, did you ever announce the event? (You had mentioned maybe you shouldn't.....)

    January 9, 2014

    • Mitch

      I believe I did announce it when we were given more volunteer slots. But I think the event was still full at that point, we just a shorter waiting list.

      January 9, 2014

    • Mitch

      BTW, thanks to Suzanne and everyone else for updating RSVPs.

      1 · January 9, 2014

  • Mitch

    17 people currently on the waiting list! We're gonna need a bigger warehouse.

    Please remember to update your RSVPs if you can't make it -- even if you're on the ever-growing waiting list.

    January 4, 2014

  • Mitch

    Less than 24 hours since I added 10 more volunteer slots -- and we already have a waiting list of 12 people!

    Please remember to update your RSVP as soon as possible (even if you're on the waiting list) if you find out that you can't make it on Jan 11.

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Chris A.

    Hi I enjoy volunteering and doong my part to better the community.

    December 31, 2013

  • Carol

    From the news, they can use the help. Food is "flying off the shelves." They expect the demand for food to increase even more.

    December 31, 2013

  • Mitch

    Good news: The MD Food Bank tells me that another group has cancelled, so we've got more openings this month!

    2 · December 30, 2013

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