FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 15, 2015

BRING CANNED GOODS

 DURING HUNGER ACTION MONTH

Donate non-perishable food items at

E-ZPass Maryland Stop-in Centers Sept. 21-25

 

BALTIMORE, MD – Join the MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) in the Maryland Day to Serve campaign by donating your time and resources to feed the hungry and heal the planet.  Along with the Maryland Department of Transportation, MDTA employees are collecting non-perishable food items at E-ZPass Maryland Stop-in Centers for the Maryland Food Bank during its Operation Orange Canned Food Drive.

“We are proud to be involved with this meaningful campaign to help bring attention to a growing crisis in our State,” said MDTA Executive Director Milt Chaffee. “As a public-service agency, the MDTA welcomes the opportunity to be a part of Operation Orange and the Maryland Day to Serve campaign, which unites Marylanders with the common purpose of helping others.”

Starting Sept. 21 through Sept. 25, employees will collect non-perishable items at    E-ZPass MD Stop-in Centers during regular business hours. You also may bring your donations to the ICC/MD 200 facility at 13201 Konterra Drive from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  Please visit ezpassmd.com for Stop-in Center locations and hours.

The items most needed are:  canned meat, tuna and chicken; peanut butter; nuts and seeds; canned or dried beans; oatmeal; breakfast cereal; rice; pasta; canned or dried fruits; canned vegetables; canned soup; evaporated milk; powdered milk; infant formula.                                                                                             

Follow the MDTA at mdta.maryland.gov, twitter.com/TheMDTA, and facebook.com/TheMDTA.  For more on the Maryland Day to Serve program, visit daytoserve.org/Maryland.

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