The Anne Arundel County Food Bank Distributes Bikes, Scooters, Electric Wheel Chairs, Car-Seats, Strollers and Food to those in Anne Arundel County & neighboring areas in Baltimore City & Prince George’s County.
On June 2, 2018 the AA County Food Bank partnered with AA Co. Board of Education, The Boys and Girls Club, MD Dept. of Veteran Affairs, Dept. of Aging and Disabilities, Commission on Disability Issues of AA County, Governor’s Office of Community Initiative, & MD Dept. of General Services to give mobility, freedom and independence to seniors, disabled veterans and those with physical disabilities and to provide bikes to children of low-income families. 100 Bikes and 10 medical mobility scooters were distributed.
The mobility scooter recipients were elated. This equipment will enable them to live more independent, active lives. “Thank you so much, you don’t know how much of a difference this will make” said Mary Saba, mother of a scooter recipient.
One recipient of a scooter was a man that recently had his scooter stolen when he went to the store and had to leave it for a moment to cash a check. To help this from recurring this gentleman was provided a scooter with a key.
In Anne Arundel County, 68% of adults and 32% of children ages 2 to 19 are obese or overweight, increasing the risk of heart disease #2 of top ten leading causes of death in AA County,
To encourage living healthy and fight obesity, the AA County Food Bank distributed over 250,000 pounds of produce and gave bikes to 125 individuals this fiscal year (100 of these bikes were distributed on Saturday June 2nd to children. Children were selected by partnering agencies including but not limited to the Board of Education, Boys and Girls Club, and MD Commission of Indian Affairs.
The Maryland Department of General Services' Federal Surplus Donation Program was notified by the General Services Administration of the United States Government that there was a warehouse in the State of North Carolina full of excess property, in this case, food meal kits. The Hogan Administration along with The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS), the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives (GOCI) and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) began a partnership which resulted in the acquisition and distribution of approximately 500,000 shelf-stable meal kits, valued at over two million dollars, to needy Marylander's. On Saturday, June 2nd almost 2,500 pounds of these kits were distributed to families of the children and attending partners at the event.
Allen Harmin delivered over 30,000 pounds of assorted chicken to the AA County Food Bank to help in our fight against hunger. This was perfect timing as our freezers were almost empty. This chicken will help feed soup kitchens, shelters and be distributed to families and individuals in need through our pantries. School ends this month and students that receive free and reduced lunches will now be able to receive chicken to help over the summer months.
A special thank you to Mac Love with the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives for helping to introduce Allen to the AA County Food Bank and a big THANK YOU to ALLEN HARIM for the wonderful chicken!
As the state prepares a $1.4 million study on the Crownsville Hospital Grounds, some of the smaller businesses on the property want more transparency from the state after confusion surrounding the renewal of the Anne Arundel County Food Bank’s lease.
If a person needs food, they need everything. That’s been Bruce Michalec’s mission for 30 plus years building the Anne Arundel County Food Bank into a place where the needy can get just about anything to get back on their feet.
View the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade from Harbor Queen! Queen will be docked at the end of City Dock, the perfect viewing platform for the Parade. The boat will be decorated with holiday lights and festivities. For a donation of non-perishable food items, pet food items or cash donation, you will be welcomed aboard for the show. All donations benefit the Anne Arundel County Food Bank.
AA Co Board of Realtors were awarded a grant for their outstanding work in their / our communities. The Anne Arundel County Food Bank was lucky enough to be one of three recipients receiving $3,000!!!
In addition at the 12 Annual Food and Fund Drive over 41,000 pounds were donated to help fight hunger in AA County. This will help a lot of families. THANK YOU for all of you hard work and dedication.
ANOTHER YEAR of BREAKING RECORDS!!
AA County Realtors raised over 41,000 POUNDS OF FOOD!!
This is 10,000 more than last year.
Thank you for helping to make sure families and individuals do not go hungry!
“Thanks for Giving” to our Current Event Sponsors
Home First Title Group - Michelle Raines-Black
RE/MAX Executive - Nathan Murray
The John Harrison Group RE/MAX Executive - John & Pam Harrison
Homeland Septic Consulting – Holly Dennis
Schmidt Home Consultants – Stuart & Michele Schmidt
First Home Mortgage – Marshall Feldman
Wells Fargo – Jose Matos & Russ Paterno
Amerispec – Walter Clews
PNC – Nancy Merzweiler
Mid Maryland Title – Cheri McCollough
Keller Williams Flagship – Wendy & Barry Hess
Presidential Bank – Mike Christofaro
Embrace Home Loans – Annapolis Office
Capitol Title – Andy Levy
Kirk Lynn Agency – State Farm
Navigator Private Capital – Rick Rall
Pillar to Post – Rachel Oslund
Commission Express – Rick Tancreto
4U Inspection Services – Debbie Jensen-Grubb
Douglas Realty – Doug Smith
Liff & Walsh – Eagle Title
Fidelity First Home Mortgage – Clifford Quinn
The Menrad Real Estate Group – Amy Menrad
Primary Residential Mortgage – Greg Carll
RE/MAX Leading Edge – Sandy Wing
Sunrise Home Inspectors – Chris Panzer
Sage Title – Cheryl O’Dell Duffy
1st Choice Realty – Mary Groven
Accurate Inspects – Marcella Kock
Charter Title – Chris Breck
In-House Title – Bob Flynn/Stella Vavas
Long & Foster – Jenn Klarman
Title Excellence – Pam Roberts
Brennan Title Company – John Brennan
C&F Mortgage – Bill Regan
Guaranteed Rate – Rob Shepherd, Julie Orsini, Jason Camelotto
Century 21 Don Gurney – Melissa Hosse
Fitzgerald Financial – Annapolis
Long & Foster – Tim Blanchfield, Severna Park Office