September is Hunger Action Month across the United States and the third Wednesday of September was “ShopRite Partners in Caring Day” in Maryland, thanks to a proclamation issued by Governor Martin O’Malley.
On this day, local dignitaries helped bag groceries at the ShopRite in White Oak to raise awareness of hunger while shoppers were given the opportunity to make monetary donations to the Capital Area Food Bank and other food pantries in the state.
Representing the Capital Area Food Bank, it was my distinct honor to participate in “ShopRite Partners in Caring Day” with congressional and county executive staffers and members of the Hillandale Baptist Church. It’s important to note that the food bank is able to provide three meals for each dollar that it receives as a donation.
I would like to thank ShopRite’s staff for inviting me to be an honorary grocery bagger for the day, and for doing their part to support our community’s families who are at risk of hunger.
ShopRite is an impressive grocery store that not only raises money for the hungry, but also offers the services of a staff dietician to help customers buy the appropriate foods to support their diets.