Troopers From La Plata Barrack Join Forces With Community Partners For Maryland Food Bank

September 8, 2016

Citizens encouraged to drop off non-perishable food donations at the Wal-Mart in La Plata this Saturday, September 10th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

msp laplata+In honor of Hunger Action Month, troopers and staff from the La Plata Barrack will do their part in the fight against hunger by hosting a Stuff-A-Truck and Child Safety Seat Inspection/Installation event on Saturday, September 10th. This event is being held in partnership with multiple local and state agencies as well as community business partners who support the health, safety and welfare of those who live in, work in or visit Charles County.

Attending a car seat check is a great way to ensure your child safety seat is installed correctly. Based on car seat inspection summaries, about 75 percent of the car seats inspected in Maryland have some sort of misuse. Misuse may include: children riding in the wrong type of car seat, car seats that are not correctly installed in the vehicle or using car seats that have been recalled, broken, expired or been in a crash. Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be on hand to educate and assist parents and other caregivers by providing information to keep children safe in the event of a crash.

All food donations will be delivered to the Southern Maryland Food Bank following the event so that Southern Maryland residents in need can immediately benefit from the generosity and support of the local community. Everyone is welcome to stop in and visit! A special guest from Chick-fil-A La Plata will be in attendance for part of the event!

WHAT: Stuff-A-Truck Food Drive and Child Safety Seat Inspection/Installation Event

WHEN: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: La Plata Wal-Mart – 40 Drury Dr, La Plata, MD 20646


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