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Maryland Matters Food Drive: Last Day to Help!

We’ve already been shopping for items to donate to the Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore, Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg and Delmarva Community Action Center in Cambridge. Friday marks the last day of our annual food drive. Thank you for your support!

Maryland Matters staff and Board of Directors are grateful and inspired by the outpouring of support from readers during our third annual food drive.

This is the last day of our food drive — our yearly effort to give back.

Until midnight, for each contribution you make to our nonprofit newsroom, staff and board members will reach into their own pockets to buy food and personal care items for three Maryland food banks.

The need is great.

As we reported last month, the number of Marylanders experiencing food insecurity — the lack of consistent, reliable access to affordable, nutritious food — nearly doubled during the pandemic, to more than one million people.

We’re grateful for the chance to give back — and for your loyal support.

Thank you to the many people who have responded with great kindness since we launched our food drive on Thanksgiving.

As a nonprofit, Maryland Matters depends on the generosity of individuals and charitable foundations. Our independent news site is free to use, but not free to produce.

If you haven’t had a chance to contribute yet, please know it takes just a few moments.  But you will have a lasting impact.  Your contribution will:

  • Ensure we’re ready to report on critical issues in 2022;
  • Inspire our staff and board to use their own money to buy food and care items;
  • Be doubled, thanks to a wonderful matching grant.

Please know that no Maryland Matters funds are used to buy the food and care items. We run a lean operation. Our focus in asking for your financial help is to make sure we can provide Marylanders the information they need to be engaged citizens.

It’s an honor to do this work.

Thank you again for your heartwarming generosity. We are looking forward to hearing from you — and loading up on pasta, peanut butter, toothpaste, shampoo and other necessities for the Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore, Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg and Delmarva Community Action Center in Cambridge.

Yes!  I’ll support the Maryland Matters food drive and donate to your nonprofit news site.


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