Events & Campaigns

Spring Forward Food Drive

February 28, 2015 - March 15, 2015

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This campaign has ended. A big thank you to all who participated and donated!

During this year’s drive, 13,090 bags of pre-packaged food were purchased at Safeway stores in Maryland!

Twenty-eight years ago, the late Larry Adam founded Harvest for the Hungry, a year-round campaign focused on Maryland’s food-insecure population. His motto was, “Hunger takes no holiday,” and the Spring Forward Food Drive, meant to replenish the shelves once holiday donations have been distributed, is an extension of that message. With more than 773,000 Marylanders experiencing food insecurity, or uncertainty over their next meal, help is needed more than ever.

This year’s Spring Forward Food Drive will run from Saturday, February 28 through Saturday, March 15 across Maryland.

Partners AARP Maryland, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Safeway, WBAL-TV 11 and the U.S. Postal Service are all involved in this year’s food-collection effort.

How you can help: Purchase a pre-packaged bag of food for $10 at your local Safeway, where AARP and Girl Scout volunteers will be stationed; drop off food donations at post offices; and donate food through our virtual food drive.

Where to Donate

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Read more about the Spring Forward Food Drive on the AARP blog!

Spring Forward Food Drive partners:

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