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Maryland Food Bank encouraging volunteers to do more

Posted at 5:32 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 17:32:14-04

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Food Bank wants volunteers to do more and on Thursday, hosted their "It Takes More Day of Service" event.

Employees with the food bank visited partner sites and community organizations to hand out food and volunteer their time. The organization is asking its staff and the public to volunteer throughout the month.

"Everyday we do our day jobs and sometimes we lose sight of the fact that there are many people in need. Today is a great example for us to see," said Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO of the Maryland Food Bamk. "There's a number of people lined up getting ready to get access to food. This may be their sole access to food for this given month. So our ability to kind of see that in action and do what we can and do even more than we normally do to try and help people in need."

This is part of the food bank's 40-week statewide campaign marking 40 years of leading the fight against hunger. This also coincides with Hunger Action Month.