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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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  • Miss J.

    I was running late… and I worked on the special project making the meal backpack bags for the kids ;-)

    November 8, 2014

  • Stephanie F.

    Good time as always!

    November 8, 2014

  • Stephanie F.

    Good time as always!

    November 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I had to cancel. I fell a little behind in my school work and need to catch up by Monday.

    November 8, 2014

  • KMel76

    Are kids under 12 allowed to come volunteer?

    November 7, 2014

  • Theresa

    Sorry I have to bail as well, just too much going on that day

    November 6, 2014

  • Suzanne M

    Well, disappointed to say that my plans have changed and I won't be able to make it on Saturday, either. I already know I can't make it to the December one, so hope everyone has great holidays. I will see you again in the New Year! (Yikes, can't believe 2015 is 2 short months away.)

    November 5, 2014

    • Mitch

      See you in - 2015 (!)

      1 · November 5, 2014

    • Suzanne M

      Felt weird saying that, didn't it? :)

      November 6, 2014

  • susan

    Will have to pass this time, you all will be glad to know I'm keeping this flu to myself and staying home this time. Enjoy.

    November 6, 2014

    • Mitch

      I did get a flu shot -- but I guess that volunteering won't help your recovery. Get well and thanks for the update.

      November 6, 2014

  • Mitch

    Thanks to everyone who has updated their RSVPs so far. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else on Saturday - sounds like they'll need our help.

    November 5, 2014

  • Barb

    Mitch,
    As much as I was looking forward to those boxes being thrown over the belt, work is calling my name !!Won't be able to make it this month. Will look forward to the next time.

    November 4, 2014

    • Mitch

      Thanks for the update, Barb. (Work isn't being kind to me either, but I'm hoping to make it. )

      November 4, 2014

  • Mitch

    We have a few people on the waiting list, so PLEASE remember to update your RSVP no later than THURSDAY if you can't make it -even if you're on the waiting list.

    November 2, 2014

  • Mitch

    I was able to add a few more people. Don't forget to update your RSVP as soon as possible if you can't make it on November 8.

    October 29, 2014

  • Mitch

    As usual, the waiting list is starting to build up. Please remember to update your RSVP if you can't make it.

    October 22, 2014

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