Food Drive For Maryland's Hungry Enters 26th Year | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Food Drive For Maryland's Hungry Enters 26th Year

Play associated audio
A food drive by 'Harvest for the Hungry' this week gives Maryland an easy way for residents to support the needy.
Armando Trull
A food drive by 'Harvest for the Hungry' this week gives Maryland an easy way for residents to support the needy.

Nearly half a million Marylanders face hunger every day, almost a third of them children. Beginning today, it could be a little easier to help them get a healthy meal.

At Safeway stores in Maryland this week, you may notice a stack of brown paper bags with a 'Harvest for the Hungry' label near the carts or by the checkout stands. Inside those bags is $10-worth of healthy food. Once you buy the bags, Safeway will deliver them to the United Way so they can be distributed to families in need.

The food drive has been going strong in Maryland for 26 years, and has fed millions of families in that span.

Buying the pre-made bags isn't the only way you can help. You can donate non-perishable food and either drop it off at the Safeway or leave it in a bag for your letter carrier to pick up. The U.S. Postal Service will do it for free in Maryland.

NPR

Emmy Awards 2014: Safe Choices In A Time Of Groundbreaking TV

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Monday's Emmy Awards promised to recognize TV's emerging future — but ultimately rewarded comfortable favorites over disruptive upstarts.
NPR

Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions

Colorado is rolling out regulations for the edible-marijuana sector, including "emergency rules," which spell out serving sizes. But for now, most of the dosage education is falling to pot shops.
WAMU 88.5

Cross-Examination Comes To Dramatic End In McDonnell Corruption Trial

U.S. Attorney Michael Dry wrapped his cross-examination of the former governor, borrowing a quote from McDonnell's own inauguration speech.
NPR

Depressed Teens May Need Extra Support To Stick With Treatment

Enlisting parents to make sure teens get counseling is a start, but a lot of families need more support, research suggests. Even finding the right therapist can be daunting.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.