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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.

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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  • Michelle

    It was very nice meeting everyone. See you at the next volunteer event.

    October 12, 2014

  • Stephanie F.

    Glad you enjoyed yourself.

    1 · October 12, 2014

  • Jeanie

    newbie here ... I'll be back!

    October 11, 2014

  • Stephanie F.

    The same as last time. I'll be coming back.

    October 11, 2014

  • Stephanie F.

    The same as last time. I'll be coming back.

    October 11, 2014

  • Barb

    As always great day - Mitch we have to work on the box throwing ------Just kidding -- Good to see everyone and laugh along the way.

    1 · October 11, 2014

  • Ben P.

    Dibs on loading the conveyor

    October 11, 2014

  • Paul

    Mitch - FYI, the sushi place on Charles St is now a Ramen noodle restaurant, it opened a few months ago.

    October 10, 2014

  • Michelle

    Thanks Mitch! I'll be there.

    October 9, 2014

  • Mitch

    Fyi, the Food Bank now has a few additional slots for Saturday, so I was able to add a few more people. (Once again, Central MD Volunteers fills a last minute need for volunteers! )

    October 8, 2014

    • Mitch

      Reminder for those just added to the volunteer list: Please remember to update your RSVP as soon as possible if you can't make it on Saturday.

      October 8, 2014

  • Stephanie F.

    I'll be there!

    October 8, 2014

  • diane

    I will working this weekend...not by choice.

    October 8, 2014

  • Mitch

    Thanks to everyone for updating your RSVPs. If there's anyone else who can't make it, it's not too late to update your RSVP - we still have a lot of people on the waiting list!

    October 8, 2014

  • Suzanne M

    Looks like I am going to be working on Saturday, so I've changed my RSVP to "No". Hopefully next time works out better!

    October 7, 2014

  • Mitch

    19 people currently on the waiting list! I'd be surprised if this isn't a new record.

    As a courtesy to all those people who want to volunteer for this event, PLEASE remember to update your RSVP no later than Thurs, Oct 9 if you can't make it. (Don't forget to update your RSVP if you're on the waiting list, as well.)

    We need EVERYONE on the volunteer list to be there, so we'd like to provide as much advance notice as possible to anyone being moved from the waiting list to the volunteer list. With a waiting list this big, you don't want that many people annoyed with you for not updating your RSVP in a timely fashion!

    October 4, 2014

  • Mitch

    As usual, we have an extremely long waiting list. We MUST have 100% attendance for this event to happen, so PLEASE to remember to update your RSVP as soon as possible if you find out that you can't make it - even if you're on the waiting list. (Fortunately we haven't had too many no-shows lately. Hopefully we can maintain that trend!)

    September 28, 2014

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