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Posted on: March 2, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Foodbank in Desperate Need of Donations

The Frederick Foodbank, operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA), is desperately in need of donations of non-perishable food items, especially pastas, rice, spaghetti or tomato sauce, cereal, canned fish like tuna, peanut butter, ....

Frederick Foodbank in Need of Donations
Non-Perishable Foods

Frederick, MD – March 2, 2015: The Frederick Foodbank, operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA), is desperately in need of donations of non-perishable food items, especially pastas, rice, spaghetti or tomato sauce, cereal, canned fish like tuna, peanut butter, and canned meats. The Frederick Foodbank provides a 3- to 5-day supply of food to needy families that are experiencing a financial crisis and cannot afford their groceries. The Frederick Foodbank serves 600 to 800 families each month. The Frederick Foodbank is located at 14 East All Saints Street, Frederick and donations should be delivered to the loading dock on the side of the building. All donations are tax-deductible and monetary donations are also accepted.

Donations of food have decreased significantly this winter, while the demand for food has actually increased. Conducting a food drive at your work, in your neighborhood, or through a religious or civic institution is a great way to support the Frederick Foodbank and to help families that are struggling to make ends meet.

Through a wide array of programs and services, the FCAA provides food, shelter, medical care, housing and other forms of assistance to families and individuals who are low-income or homeless. Established in 1968, the FCAA is sponsored by the City of Frederick and the Friends for Neighborhood Progress, Inc. with support from the Frederick County Government.

For more information, please contact Sarah McAleavy at 301-600-6263 or by email at smcaleavy@cityoffrederick.com.

NEEDS LIST

The Frederick Community Action Agency is seeking the following donations to assist people that are low-income or homeless. Please consider making a donation or organizing a collection drive. The items needed include:

Frederick Foodbank needs non-perishable foods such as canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats and fishes, juices and drinks, pasta products, canned soups, rice and other staples. Frozen foods such as meats and vegetables are also accepted. The Foodbank also needs personal hygiene supplies and childcare items such as shampoo, towels, washcloths, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable diapers, and baby food.

Frederick Soup Kitchen needs institutional-sized canned foods (#10 cans) such as fruits, vegetables, and meats; and, prepared foods that may be leftover from parties and banquets (donations from restaurants and caterers are also accepted).

Frederick Transitional Shelter needs sheets for twin and double beds, pillowcases, towels, washcloths, pajamas for adults and children, bathrobes for adults and children, and disposable diapers.

Volunteers are currently needed to assist with Foodbank operations or help with serving and cleaning-up in the Soup Kitchen. For information about volunteer opportunities please contact Sarah McAleavy, Coordinator of Food and Nutrition Services at 301-600-6263.

Donations can be delivered to the Frederick Community Action Agency.
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