Midshipmen donate nearly 90,000 pounds of food

Over the past couple weeks, the Anne Arundel County Food Bank has received huge shipments of donated food to help fight food insecurity throughout our county. These food donations are coming from the Midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen Action Group, the USNA Chaplain Center, and members of the Naval Academy community. Their combined efforts resulted in nearly 90 thousand pounds of non-perishable food donations for this year’s Harvest for the Hungry campaign.
“Each winter, we see a spike in people requesting food from our partner food pantries,” said Leah Paley, Chief Executive Officer of the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. “We are very thankful that we will be able to distribute this food to help make the holidays a little brighter for our neighbors in need.”
The Midshipmen have been organizing an in-kind food donation drive for those in need of food assistance throughout our county for the past 12 years. We are so thankful for their ongoing support and their desire to serve their community.
“I like to call the Midshipmen my heroes,” said Susan Thomas, Chief Operations Officer of the Anne to County Food Bank. “Not only are they protecting our country, but they are also going above and beyond to make a difference in their local community. They truly embody the spirit of service, and since 2010, they have been helping our Anne Arundel County Food Bank provide needed food to thousands of people in need throughout our County.”
Read more about how they are making a difference in our community here: https://bit.ly/3kWP6LC
Find out how you can host your own food drive here: www.aafoodbank.org/food-drive

See if can you spot our Operations Manager from behind the donated boxes of food!