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.

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IMPORTANT VOLUNTEER INFO:

Open-toe shoes are PROHIBITED at the warehouse.  Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty (which probably won't happen, but it's a possibility).

Please arrive to the warehouse ON TIME.  We can't begin until EVERYONE is at the warehouse.

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

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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.

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  • Doreen

    It was my first time at this facility and I was very impressed, with the process.

    September 20

  • Jette

    Great experience, and well worth giving up my Saturday morning!

    September 13

  • Stephanie F.

    It was nice to meet you.

    September 13

  • Stephanie F.

    It was nice to meet you.

    September 13

  • Caryn

    unfortunately I am NOT able to make it now on Saturday.

    September 11

    • Mitch

      Thanks for the update. I'm updating your RSVP. (Please remember to update your RSVP for future event, in order to move the next person off the waiting list.)

      September 11

  • Doreen

    This will be my first time at the food bank. I am looking forward to this experience.

    September 11

  • Suzanne M

    Sadly, it looks like I'm going to have to work that day. I changed my RSVP to "no". Hopefully made 2 people on the waiting list happy. :)

    September 10

  • Mitch

    Thanks to everyone who has already updated their RSVPs. If anyone else on the volunteer or waiting lists can't make it on Saturday, PLEASE remember to update your RSVP by Thursday, in order to give advance notification to anyone being moved up from the waiting list.

    September 9

  • Stacy

    Ok, ok... I guess I will give up my spot since there are so many folks on the waiting list and I was just there on yesterday!!! But PLEASE, PLEASE show up!!

    September 7

  • Mitch

    We still have a lot of people on the waiting list, so PLEASE remember to update your RSVP (even if you're on the waiting list) NO LATER THAN Thursday, Sept 11, in order to give advance notice to anyone being moved up from the waiting list. We'll need EVERYONE to be there on Saturday in order to operate the conveyor belt.

    September 7

    • Mitch

      A couple more important reminders: 1) Open toe shoes are PROHIBITED in the warehouse. 2) Please arrive ON TIME at 8:30am. We can't start until everyone has arrived.

      September 7

  • Carol

    Going to focus volunteering at B.I.G. See y'all then.

    September 5

  • Mitch

    A bit less than 2 weeks until this event, and we already have a waiting list that's about to grow larger than the number of volunteers positions available!

    As a courtesy to everyone on the waiting list, and to ensure that we have enough people to work the conveyor belt: PLEASE remember to update your RSVP (even if you're on the waiting list) as soon as possible if you can't make it.

    September 1

  • Barb

    Hi Mitch,
    Was hoping to help out on Sept. 13th. Unfortunately not able to make it this time -- Planning on Oct. for sure.

    August 27

  • Stephanie F.

    I look forward to going!

    August 24

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