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You Can Make a Difference
Harness your creativity and passion for ending hunger by hosting an event for the Maryland Food Bank. Every dollar you raise will help us provide three meals to hungry children and families around our state. And with in-person and online options, you can create the perfect event in just a few minutes.
There are so many different ways that your event can raise money for the Maryland Food Bank. Here are just a few ideas
Choose Your Event
Explore your options for creating an event to benefit the Maryland Food Bank.
Create an online fundraising campaign for the Maryland Food Bank. Recruit your friends and family to give by hosting an individual fundraiser. Or, create a team fundraiser for your office, club, or another group.
You will receive a unique fundraising webpage that you can easily customize and share with your network. It only takes a few minutes to set up — and your donors can easily make a contribution to your fundraiser via credit card.
Do you have a great idea for an event to raise money for the Maryland Food Bank? We want to hear from you! Take a minute to read our Guidelines for Maryland Food Bank Events and brainstorm your ideas. Tell us about your idea by filling out an event proposal form. We look forward to hearing from you!
Traditional Food Drive
Help feed our hungry neighbors by hosting an in-person food drive. Collect canned and nonperishable food items at your school, workplace, or other location. Bring what you collect to one of our three locations across the state, or request pick-up.
Virtual Food Drive
Like a traditional food drive, virtual food drives help bring food to hungry children and families in your community. But instead of buying and donating a canned item, donors can simply purchase a “virtual can” online.
Virtual food drives allow donors to get more bang for their buck, thanks to the wholesale buying power of food banks. This means that every dollar donated to your virtual food drive will go much farther.
Guidelines for Hosting a Maryland Food Bank Event
Thank you for your interest in hosting an event for the Maryland Food Bank! Please read the following guidelines and submit any questions to DST@mdfoodbank.org.
Your proposed event must:
- Raise money and/or food for the Maryland Food Bank, and
- Garner positive exposure for the Maryland Food Bank and hunger relief.
If you would like to have a speaker from the Maryland Food Bank at your event:
Please submit requests for speakers at least four weeks prior to the event.
Promotional materials should be submitted to the Maryland Food Bank for approval prior to the promotion of the event.
Please note that the Maryland Food Bank cannot:
- Endorse any product or service
- Share mailing lists to promote the event
- Allow the use its Tax ID number when purchasing products for the event
- Incur any cost associated with the event
A dinner conversation between three peers within Maryland’s Intelligence Community snowballed into starting a Virtual Food Drive that ultimately helped the Maryland Food Bank provide 900,000 meals to our neighbors in need.
The pandemic is no match for the drive and determination of our donors. Individuals and families of all ages and walks of life have stepped up in a major way, doing what they can to help keep Marylanders fed during this difficult time.
Learn more about we’ve adapted our programs to feed Maryland safely throughout the pandemic and hear from hungry Marylanders as they experience food assistance for the first time in their lives.
While COVID-19 may have forced us to change how we carried out Pack to Give Back this year, our passionate volunteers made sure that the 2020 version of our annual event was no less impactful on the lives of hungry Marylanders. Watch the video to see how together, we packed more than 25,000 holiday meals for our neighbors in need.