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Amazon volunteers stock Maryland food pantry, present $30,000 donation

Posted: 5:10 PM, Nov 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-05 18:29:35-05

DUNDALK, Md. — More than 200,000 children across the state are food insecure and Amazon is partnering with the Maryland Food Bank to address that issue.

On Tuesday, about a dozen Amazon volunteers stocked the Dundalk Middle School Food Pantry and hosted a heart market event. They distributed food and families got the chance to use items from the food pantry to create healthy meals.

Amazon also presented the food bank with a $30,000 donation to continue to supply items for three pantries in the area.

"School pantries are unique in that they provide access to nutritious healthy foods in the backyard of students that go to those schools," said Director of Operations for Amazon, Tim Foley.

More than 1,600 students and their families will benefit from the grant.