Hundreds of families fed through food distribution event
SALISBURY, Md. – On Thursday, the Maryland Food Bank-Eastern Shore hosted a special food distribution event called ‘It Takes More Day of Service.’
As part of the event, volunteers loaded up people’s car trunks with food.
Jennifer Small, the Regional Program Director of the Maryland Food Bank of the Eastern Shore said, “Household size will impact how much food they’re going to receive.”
This was all a part of the Food Banks first ever ‘It Takes More, Day of Service’ event.
Small said, “So today is our way of staff and volunteers getting involved to be able to support our local community in a very direct way.”
Thanks to this event, roughly 300 families on the Eastern Shore will have food on their plates.
Small said, “Even through the registration process, we have been met with tears blessings gratitude they don’t know when they’re going to eat again.”
Even though this event took place on one of the hottest days of September, volunteers were all smiles knowing they were making a difference.
Brad Harrington, a Volunteer said, “It’s very nice seeing people wave and say thank you out the window. I think they’re truly able to appreciate what we’re able to do.”
Members of the Maryland Food Bank hope this effort will inspire others in the state to make a difference.
Small said, “We really want to encourage our community to give back as well this month we’re dedicating it to it takes a village and if we all pull together we can do so much more to support the community.”
Thursday’s event was part of the Food Bank’s 40 week, statewide campaign marking 40 years of leading the fight against hunger.
This event also coincided with Hunger Action month. Since it is Hunger Action month, the Maryland Food Bank is encouraging people to perform their own acts of kindness by taking part in the #ItTakesMore challenge.
For more information you can visit MDFoodBank.org/kindness.