Wednesday, the Maryland Department of Transportation kicked off their month-long Operation Orange Food Drive.
The campaign in support of the Maryland Food Bank establishes food collection sites at 100 locations throughout Maryland. Currently the agency's business units are collecting food from employees and customers.
More than 682,000 Marylanders are in need of food, with 220,010 thousand those hungry residents being students, the Maryland Food Bank said.
MDOT will also participate in a Day of Service at the Food Bank on Sept. 11, a "Stuff the Truck" event occurring at various locations, and a "Stuff the Bus," event on Sept. 21.
Those who can't make it to an MVA site in person can also contribute electronically.
“Hunger Action Month is all about raising awareness around the issue of hunger in Maryland," said Maryland Food Bank CEO & President Carmen Del Guercio, "and we’re grateful to partners like MDOT for shining a spotlight on this critical problem."