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Maryland Matters Launches 2020 Food Drive. You Can Help Us Give Back!

Maryland Matters appreciates our readers and donors!

As a nonprofit news site, we depend entirely on generous readers and charitable foundations.

If it weren’t for you, Maryland Matters would not exist.

That’s why, for the second year in a row, Maryland Matters staff will donate food – bought with money from their own pockets — to Maryland food banks for every financial contribution you send to our nonprofit news site.  This year, several members of our board will join in.

Last year, we were thrilled to donate hundreds of pounds of beans, rice, cereal, peanut butter and other nonperishable foods to three Maryland food banks. This year, we will do the same, donating to the Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore; Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg; and Delmarva Community Action Center in Cambridge.

And this year, with your help, we’re aiming to give more.

To that end, we’re providing some incentives: the more you give to our nonprofit news site, the more food we donate to the food banks.

As always, we’re grateful for your generosity and pleased to be able to give back.

Our food drive runs from Thanksgiving Day through Dec. 12.

Last year, our food drive ended on Thanksgiving.  We know many terrific food drives are just finishing up right now.

But we knew that hunger would linger long after the holiday, and we wanted to help.

Like you, we are doing what we can in these difficult days.

Please know that no Maryland Matters funds will be used to buy the food.

Whatever you give to our nonprofit news site will go right to work in reporting the news about the state we love. Whatever cans, boxes or bags of food we donate will be bought and paid for by Maryland Matters staff and board members.

Thanks again for your loyal support and for giving us a chance to serve our community.

Stay well!


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