AARP Maryland helping fight hunger with our Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive in March 2015.

Harvest for the Hungry 2017 is taking place across the state on Saturday, April 29. Our volunteers will be stationed outside participating locations encouraging donations!

 

Updated May 22 2017: The Spring Food Drive for 2017 is now over, and was a huge success! 30 stores across the state participated, with volunteer and food donors giving their all for this important cause. Read our special wrap-up blog for final drive numbers and to find photos from the various stores and volunteers. Thank you to all who helped in 2017! If you would like to be on the Harvest for the Hungry event planning team for 2018, please email Joy Hall at jhall@aarp.org

Between 10-12 percent of Marylanders aged 50+ struggle with hunger, and we are doing our part to help bring relief to those in need while providing volunteers the opportunity to “give where they live.” AARP Maryland helps to combat senior food insecurity through collaboration with various organizations around the state in the Spring Forward Harvest for the Hungry campaign.

Thirty years ago, Harvest for the Hungry founder Larry Adam recognized “hunger knows no holiday” and formed a statewide extensive collaboration to fill food bank shelves when the holiday donations have diminished. In one year, our volunteers helped raise more than 131,000 lbs. of food! On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Harvest for the Hungry volunteers around Maryland will staff “stuff a bus” events at select grocery stores–right in their own communities.

Below is a map of the current stores that are planning to participate in Harvest for the Hungry 2017 (click the red markers for store information):

In addition to donating food at one of the above store locations, there are two other ways to donate:

You can also drop off non-perishables at your local Post Office or leave items by your mailbox for the letter carrier to pick up during the week of April 24th through April 29th;

There are several Buick/GMC drop off locations you can visit and donate food too as well, between the dates of April 29 and May 15. They are:

Anderson Buick GMC, Cockeysville
Boyle Buick GMC, Belair
Anchor Buick GMC, Elkton
Win Kelly Buick GMC, Clarksville
Wilkins Buick GMC, Glen Burnie

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of less fortunate Marylanders across the state.

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