Maryland Food Bank Teams Up with Arlington Elem. to Serve Desperate Community

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Growing need forces local school pantry to keep its doors open even through the summer.

Maryland Food Bank
Until hunger ends.

On Thursday, July 24, Arlington Elementary School will open its auditorium doors to students and strangers alike, providing food assistance to a neighborhood struggling with hunger. Arlington Elementary School Pantry Coordinator Jimmy Mitchell expects to serve at least 250 food-insecure individuals, and has invited a handful of public figures to witness the growing need--and the critical importance of community food pantries.

Having partnered with the Maryland Food Bank to operate a school pantry, Arlington Elementary has been a dependable resource for its community during the school year. This year however, the school felt the need for food-assistance so great that it has continued its feeding program through the summer.

What: Summer Food Distribution at Arlington Elementary's School Pantry

When: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: Arlington Elementary/Middle School
3205 West Rogers Ave, Baltimore, Md. 21215
(443) 908-5353

Jimmy Mitchell, Arlington Elementary School Pantry Coordinator
Nancy Smith, Maryland Food Bank Senior Director of Government Relations and Principal Gifts
Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spektor - District 5
Representation for City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young

Awaiting confirmation from:
Delegate Samuel "Sandy" Rosenberg - District 41
Kate Sorestad, Weinberg Foundation Program Officer, General Community Support & Libraries

About the Maryland Food Bank:
The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger
throughout Maryland. For more than 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need. Through carefully crafted programs, the food bank aims to meet the immediate needs of Marylanders while simultaneously working to find long term ways to reduce hunger statewide. Currently distributing about 79,000 meals per day—a total of about 29 million meals annually—the Maryland Food Bank will continue to expand its efforts until hunger ends.

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