Photo by Matt Eich.


The 2018 AARP Maryland Spring Harvest Food Drive was one of the best yet! Because of the integral roles our volunteers played in planning and executing the drive, we were able to engage over 100 volunteers who solicited donations at 14 grocery stores, and assisted with filling local pantry shelves to feed many families in need. We couldn’t have done it without their leadership!

With winter finally over, it’s time to start thinking about the 2019 AARP Maryland Spring Harvest Food Drive. We are working to identify volunteers for this year’s drive. What will these volunteers do? Volunteers around Maryland will hold “stuff a bus” events at select grocery stores in their own communities to encourage shoppers to purchase food donations and stuff the bus! As the founder of our food drive, Larry Adam, once said, “hunger knows no holiday.” Let’s continue our work to refill the shelves in local pantries!

The 2019 Spring Harvest Food Drive will be on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Register to be a volunteer here:

Wondering where the closest participating location is near you? See below for an up-to-date list of locations:

Anne Arundel County

Giant Food, 2323 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401

Baltimore City

Giant Food, 1020 W. 41st St., Baltimore, MD 21211

Eddie’s, 5113 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

Baltimore County

Giant Food, 9934 Reisterstown Rd., Owings Mills, MD 21117

Frederick County

H-Mart, 1063 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21702

Montgomery County

Giant Food, 5400 Westbard Ave., Bethesda, MD 20903

Safeway, 10101 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Prince George’s County

Shoppers Food, 10501 Martin Luther King Jr. HGHW, Bowie, MD 20720

Washington County

Martins, 1729 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Worcester County

Food Lion, 11007 Manklin Creek Rd., Berlin, MD 21811


Register to be a volunteer here:

Hunger persists long after the holiday spirit of giving winds down.

If you have any questions, please email Maria Olson, our staff lead for this year’s Harvest, at with the subject line “Harvest Volunteer Question.” We look forward to hearing from you and learning how we can make Harvest 2019 our most successful statewide food drive yet!  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Check out some highlights from the 2018 Spring Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive.