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Date: Sep 2013

MDTA CANNED FOOD DRIVE

Join the MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) as it collects canned goods and non-perishable items for the Maryland Food Bank as part of Maryland's "Day To Serve" 2013 campaign.

September 23 - 27*
7 - 9 a.m. and 3 - 5 p.m.

Please drop off canned and non-perishable food items at:

  • Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895)
  • Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95)
  • Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695)
  • Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40)
  • Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (US 301)
  • William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge (US 50/301)
    * There is NO collection at the Bay Bridge on Friday, Sept. 27

Toll-facility customers who wish to donate items should use the far-right toll lane and follow directions from MDTA staff. Toll collectors are unable to accept donations in the toll lanes.

Toll collectors are unable to accept donations in the toll lanes.

The items most needed are:
Canned meat, ham, tuna & chicken; peanut butter; macaroni & cheese; canned stews; salmon & sardines; nuts & seeds; dried canned beans; oatmeal; breakfast cereal; rice & rice cakes; pasta; canned fruits and juices; canned vegetables; canned soup; evaporated milk; powdered milk; infant fomula; pudding; diapers; toilet paper; & plastic/paper cups & plates.

Thank you for your support!
 

For more information:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 17, 2013

 

Contact:  Cheryl Sparks 410-537-1035

          

BRING CANNED GOODS

 ON YOUR COMMUTE

Donate non-perishable food items at MD

bridges and tunnels Sept. 23-27

 

BALTIMORE, MD - Join the MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) and Marylanders from across the state in the Maryland Day to Serve campaign to donate time and/or resources which brings citizens together to feed the hungry and heal the planet.  Next week, MDTA employees will be collecting non-perishable food items at MDTA toll facilities for the Maryland Food Bank.

"We are honored to be a part of this remarkable initiative that will help put food on the table for families," said MDTA Acting Executive Secretary Bruce Gartner. "As a public-service agency, the MDTA is excited to join a campaign that unites the citizens of Maryland with a common purpose of helping others."

Starting Sept. 23 through Sept. 27 from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. daily, employees will collect non-perishable items at the Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry Tunnels (I-895, I-95), the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695), the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40) and the Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge    (US 301). Non-perishable items will be collected at the Bay Bridge (US 50/301) from Sept. 23 to Sept. 26 from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m daily.  You may also bring your donations to any E-ZPass MD Stop-in Center daily from Sept. 23-27 during regular business hours.

The items most needed are:  canned meat, ham and chicken; peanut butter; macaroni and cheese; canned stews; canned tuna, salmon and sardines; nuts and seeds; dried canned beans; oatmeal; breakfast cereal; rice and rice cakes; pasta; canned fruits and juices; canned vegetables; canned soup; evaporated milk; powdered milk; infant fomula; pudding; diapers; toilet paper; and plastic/paper cups and plates.

Customers who wish to donate non-perishable items should use the far-right toll lane and follow directions from uniformed MDTA police officers or MDTA staff. (Note:  This includes E-ZPass customers who wish to drop off items.)  The MDTA Police remind drivers to keep safety in mind as they approach drop-off sites. Non-perishable items may be dropped off at designated sites during scheduled times only.  Toll collectors are unable to accept donations in the toll lanes.

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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