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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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  • Chris A.

    Hi! Unfortunately, I was unable to attend this event. BUT, I have scheduled a few volunteering events with the Capital Area Food Bank in DC if anyone wants to join! Please message me if you are interested. I have reserved dates throughout May.

    April 24, 2014

  • Barb

    Suzanne, Thanks for the information-- You too Mitch

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Barb

    Great time - always enjoy this event-- Mitch still looking for that " Good to see you button". Help!!!

    April 12, 2014

    • Suzanne M

      Here's where I found them: when I click through the e-mail Meetup sends after an event, I'm taken to a page where I can rate the Meetup and make comments. At the bottom of that page is a list of the people who attended and by each name/picture there was a green button that said "Good to see you." Click on that and Meetup will automatically send them a message, and I think the button changes to a red check mark. I just wish it let you add a little comment in before it sent. Hope that helps!

      April 12, 2014

    • Mitch

      "Good to see you" buttons should be up for this event page now. There's a button for each attendee.

      April 12, 2014

  • Mitch

    Thanks to everyone for volunteering this morning. For those of you who weren't able to make it, don't forget to update your RSVPs next time if your plans change.

    April 12, 2014

  • Tony

    Shout outs to team vegetable cans and cereal box lady. But the MVP goes to the donuts and the nametag on the floor that said "Mimi."

    April 12, 2014

    • Erin L

      Thanks-from the "cereal box lady":-)

      1 · April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    When is the next event?

    April 12, 2014

    • Suzanne M

      The Food Bank Meetup is usually the second Saturday of each month, and sign ups open three weeks prior.

      April 12, 2014

  • Ben P.

    Good job y'all

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Julia

    Absolutely unbelievably lost, my GPS kept looping me on 895.

    April 12, 2014

    • Mitch

      There's still time. We often start late.

      1 · April 12, 2014

  • Ben P.

    I updated my rsvp to +1 and got bumped to the wait list. Please let me know if I can show up Saturday

    April 11, 2014

    • Rachel P.

      Well, they can take my spot. I can't make it. Fuel sensor in my six month old car went up!

      April 11, 2014

    • Mitch

      Ben: I'm putting you back in the attendee list.

      April 12, 2014

  • Felicia

    oh no.... I can't make it now. Next time!!!!

    April 11, 2014

  • Whitney T.

    Would have to leave early....gonna give up my spot....was really looking forward to it....next time...

    April 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm willing to serve!

      April 11, 2014

  • Terri

    I'm sorry guys. I have to go to Saturday choir rehearsal at 12pm :-(

    April 10, 2014

  • Mitch

    Reminder: Don't forget to update your RSVP by Thursday if you can't make it -- even if you're on the waiting list.

    Thanks to those of you who have already updated your RSVPs.

    April 9, 2014

  • Gregg

    I would have to leave at 11am, so I'll give my spot to someone who can stay the whole time.

    April 9, 2014

  • Mitch

    There are currently 18 people on the waiting list for this Saturday's event at the Maryland Food Bank!

    If you aren't able to make it to the event this Saturday, please update your RSVP by this Thursday, April 10, even if you are on the waiting list, so that we can give advance notice to anyone being moved up to the volunteer list.

    We've had a few more no-shows than usual the past couple of months, so please show courtesy to the MD Food Bank, and to the many people on the waiting list who can step in if you aren't able to make it on Saturday!

    April 7, 2014

  • Ken G

    I will be working again.

    April 6, 2014

  • Chris N

    I'm sorry we won't be able to attend I have to go out of town that weekend.

    April 3, 2014

  • Mitch

    The MD Food Bank allowed me to add a few more people to the volunteer list.

    However, we still have a very long waiting list, so don't forget to update your RSVP as soon as possible if you can't make it -- even if you're on the waiting list.

    1 · April 3, 2014

  • Mitch

    This event just opened for RSVP today, I haven't even announced it yet, and we're almost full already!

    I have no idea how that happened. But thanks to everyone for signing up so quickly.

    March 22, 2014

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