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MEDIA ADVISORY: AARP Maryland’s Annual Statewide Food Drive Set for June 8, 2019

Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation

AARP Maryland

Baltimore,Maryland (PR MediaRelease) June 7, 2019

WHO:                   AARP Maryland and Local Maryland Grocery Stores

WHAT:                Food Drive to Replenish Maryland Pantries

WHEN:                June 8, 2019, 10 AM to 2 PM

WHERE:             Participating Grocery Store Locations in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Washington and Worcester Counties, and Baltimore City (see list below)

CONTACT:        Nancy Carr, AARP Maryland, (443) 787-5382, ncarr@aarp.org

BACKGROUND:

With summer upon us, it is important to remember that hunger does not take a vacation. That is why AARP Maryland sponsors the Spring Forward Harvest for the Hungry, an annual drive to replenish local food pantries.

Nearly 1 in 5 low-income residents 60 and older struggle with hunger, according to Maryland Hunger Solutions. Older people who don’t know where they will get their next meal are five times more likely than their food-secure peers to suffer from depression. They also are more susceptible to extended hospital stays. Summer food insecurity also increases for children and families who rely on school lunch programs for nourishing meals.

AARP Maryland volunteers will be on hand at grocery stores across the state and donations will stay right in the community to benefit your neighbors. This summer, give where you live!

HARVEST 2019 LOCATIONS

Anne Arundel County

Giant Food
2323 Forest Dr.
Annapolis, MD 21401

Baltimore City

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

Eddie’s of Roland Park
5113 Roland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21210

Baltimore County

Giant Food
9934 Reisterstown Rd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Frederick County

The Common Market
5728 Buckeystown Pike B1,
Frederick, MD 21704

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. Hgwy
Bowie, MD 20720

Washington County

Sam’s Club
1700 Wesel Blvd.
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Worcester County

Food Lion
11007 Manklin Creek Rd.
Berlin, MD 21811

 

About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

Nancy Carr
AARP Maryland
Associate State Director for Communications
4437875382
ncarr@aarp.org

 
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