CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Friday was the final day to donate to the Cambridge food drive. Food collection bins were placed in more than a dozen shops and restaurants in Downtown Cambridge since the beginning of the month.
The initiative was started by Cesar Gonzalez, pastor of Cambridge Seventh Day Adventist Church.
When we spoke to him earlier this month, Gonzalez admitted, there are easier ways to collect donations, but "that wouldn't bring the community together and that's what we're trying to do," he said, "the church has always done a food drive, but it's always been tiny, you know, whatever people can bring here."
Pastor Gonzalez says donations have been down this year. Retailers say because of the weather, fewer people have been coming into stores to shop, and therefore drop off food.
But they've still collected about $1,200 worth of food.
Part of the project entered people to win a free iPad, which has been purchased and the winner will be announced Saturday at 11 am.