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More Donations Needed for Hunger Action Month


SALISBURY, Md. - (WBOC/AP) The Maryland State Police continue to ask residents to drop by their barracks this month to donate food as part of Hunger Action Month.Hunger Action Month is creates excitement to get people motivated to help and making it easy to donate.

For the second year, the State Highway Administration and the Maryland State Police are working together to fight hunger.

"We've got a goal to beat. Take action. Be a voice," said food bank CEO Deborah Flateman.

Through September, people can drop off nonperishable food items to any Maryland State Police barrack, and the SHA will pick them up by the truckload.

"We have been identifying locations all over the state, from the western region to the Eastern Shore, where people can drop off food in the month of September," said SHA administrator Melinda Peters.

"Our top barrack last year filled three dump trucks with food," said Maryland State Police Col. Marcus Brown. "Last year we collected over 30,000 pounds of food. It was the largest food drive in the history of the Maryland Food Bank."

Law enforcement agencies across the state are also partnering with the state police, as well as with agencies like the Maryland Transit Administration and Motor Vehicle Administration to make donations easy. For those who can't drop off, there's still the virtual campaign.

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