Monday, November 26, 2012
Several Prince George's County nonprofits are participating in a new nationwide campaign.
Will donating to charity ever be as popular as shopping during the holiday season? A partnership of nonprofits hopes so. For many people, the holiday shopping marathon began on Thanksgiving day, with some national chains opening their doors just hours after the traditional turkey dinner. Then comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, which has morphed into Cyber Week. Now, there's a new campaign asking you to open your wallet: Giving Tuesday. Coming on the heels of days devoted to consumerism, Giving Tuesday is designed "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations." Several Prince George's County …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Drop off food healthy food right at your nearby mail box.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman joined elected officials from the Baltimore metro area at the Franciscan Center in Charles Village on Friday for an event to kick off Maryland's Harvest for the Hungry food drive. Starting Saturday and running through March 10, Maryland residents will be able to participate in the drive by placing donated food by their mail boxes, drop off donations at a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office or purchasing $10 discounted bags of food from Safeway. Today through Saturday, March 10, Howard County residents can drop off non-perishable, healthy items at mailboxes. Donations will be delivered to the Howard County Food Bank. Food can also be left at the Food Bank, 8920 Route 108, Suite A in Columbia, …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
You can donate your money, your time or food to help alleviate hunger in Maryland, food bank workers say.
Some readers asked how they can help the people who are unsure where to get their next meal. A surprisingly high number of residents in Maryland’s wealthy suburbs are struggling with hunger, as Patch reported this weekend. According to the story, a total of 651,370 people, or 11.6 percent of Maryland’s population, is “food insecure,” a term that refers to those who have limited access to nutritious foods. Food bank workers across suburban Maryland pointed to the flood of middle class people recently seeking help--from information technology workers to those in the health care industry. One man showed up to the North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center recently after he went without eating solid food for two weeks. Deborah Flateman, the CEO …
Saturday, April 2, 2011
A study by the national organization, Feeding America, shows that people above the federal poverty line are increasingly unsure where they’ll find their next meal.
Between 7 and 13 percent of people in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.’s, wealthiest suburbs are unsure where they will get their next meal, according to a national report that has surprised some nonprofit groups that feed the hungry. The report by the national hunger relief charity, Feeding America, provides county-by-county data, showing that those who are going hungry are not limited to poverty-stricken city centers. “This data is eye opening for us, because it not only tells us where people in need of our services are, but it paints a totally different demographic picture of who it was we thought who we were serving,” said Deborah Flateman, CEO of the Maryland Food Bank, who is also on the board of Feeding America. “We might really need…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Area volunteering is part of Patch's "Give 5" project. Patch employees are rolling up their sleeves, getting down and dirty with work to improve their communities.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Brian Hooks
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Patch editors from around the Baltimore-Washington region volunteered Thursday morning at the Maryland Food Bank in Halethorpe. Patch vows to donate five work days (hence the "Give 5") every year to allow editors to volunteer at local charities and nonprofits. More on our "Give 5" Day at the Maryland Food Bank will be published over the weekend.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Halethorpe-based organization fed more than 448,000 Marylanders last year.
Maryland Food Bank, the Halethorpe-based nonprofit that provided food to nearly 450,000 Maryland residents last year, launched its annual week-long "Harvest for the Hungry" food drive. Marylanders are asked to leave non-perishable food items at their mailboxes for their letter carrier to retrieve during the week of Feb. 12 to 19. Most needed food items are: peanut butter, canned tuna, pasta, canned vegetables or fruits, oatmeal and soups. Donations of food may be made at participating Safeway stores and Coldwell Banker offices. Those with computer access can purchase virtual food or make a monetary donation at www.mdfoodbank.org/usps. Last year, more than 300,000 pounds of food was collected during the drive. In the 25 years since the …