Did you know that in Maryland more than 457,000 people don’t know where their next meal is coming from? What’s worse? About 179,000 are children—6,200 of which have become food insecure in the last year alone.
That’s why ABC2 News and the Columbia Academy have partnered with the Maryland Food Bank for the 2 Cans for Kids Food Drive , which runs through the month of September.
Collection centers are set up throughout the Columbia, Ellicott City and Maple Lawn area.
The Maryland Food Bank is looking for [detailed list] fruits, vegetables (individually servings, cans or wrapped), breads and cereals, “pop-top” meats and proteins including tuna, canned chicken and beans, as well as miscellaneous items including diapers and baby formula.
It is reported that about 38 percent of the people who are food insecure live above the threshold for government assistance.
The Maryland Food Bank has established a number of food drive programs to help cut down the 74 million meals food insecure Marylanders miss each year.
And now, they need your help.
The Columbia Academy and ABC2 News are asking you to contribute two cans to the cause at one of the six convenient donation locations including:
6400 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
Columbia Academy locations:
10350 Old Columbia Road
Columbia, MD 21046
9210 Route 108
Columbia, MD 21045
6000 University BLVD
Ellicott City, MD 21043
10380 Old Columbia Road
Columbia, MD 21046
7425 Maple Lawn BLVD
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