Nearly 100,000 lbs of food will be distributed to over 800 local residents.
That morning nearly 100,000lbs of food will be sorted and distributed, free of charge, to nearly 800 local families and Partner Food Pantries. People will receive a combination of fresh produce provided by Farming4Hunger and nonperishable food items from the Maryland Food Bank.
“Most people don’t realize that hunger is not a food issue,” says Jacqueline Miller President of End Hunger In Calvert County. “There’s plenty of food. In Calvert County hunger is a distribution and access issue. FoodStock is our county’s united effort to fix that problem. On August 8th, anyone who shows up to FoodStock will leave with nonperishable food items and fresh produce. It’s that simple.”
Calvert County is the 13th wealthiest county in the United States, yet over 10% of the population utilizes local food pantries. On average, End Hunger’s Partner Food Pantries serve over 900 families every week. A complete list of Partner Food Pantries can be food on their website at endhungercalvert.org
“This is our fourth FoodStock and every year cars begin lining up at 6:00AM, two and half hours before the event begins,” says Miller. “FoodStock is reminder to our community that hunger in Calvert County is real, the people it effects are real, and our ability to solve it is real.”
The week leading up to FoodStock, volunteer teams from Beach Boys Pizza – Papa John’s, S.J. Johnson Inc., Plan B Technology, Bay Wine + Spirits, and Dunkirk Wal-Mart will sort and pack food boxes that will later be distributed.
FoodStock takes place at the End Hunger Warehouse (141 Schooner Lane Prince Frederick, MD 20636) located in the Calvert Business Park in Prince Frederick. For more information about FoodStock or End Hunger In Calvert County please visit endhungercalvert.org or call 410-257-5672.
About End Hunger In Calvert County
End Hunger In Calvert County (EHCC) is an association of over 100 business, 25 churches, 32 Partner Food Panties and Feeding Organizations and countless volunteers and community leaders united behind the idea that hunger can be defeated in our county. The long-term purposes of EHCC is to able the willing and move those from dependency to self sufficiency. Visit their website endhungercalvert.org for more information.