Harvest for the Hungry - Capital Area Food Bank
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Harvest for the Hungry

By Molly McGlinchy March 7, 2013

Twenty-seven years ago, a man named Larry Adam started a food drive to help feed fellow Marylanders during the holiday season. After his first year, he realized that “hunger doesn’t take a holiday” and decided to continue his giving during the warmer months. Year after year, Larry convinced others to join his fight against hunger, making the Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive what it is today.
This year, Coldwell Banker and AARP have joined Safeway to collect more food than ever! Coldwell Banker Agents and AARP volunteers throughout the Washington metro area will be stationed at local Safeway stores during the week to encourage customers to purchase pre-packed bags of food for local food banks. We are so grateful to all of the volunteers that have committed time to provide nutritious meals for the thousands of residents struggling with hunger in our region.
Now through March 10, you can support Adam’s mission and participate in the Harvest for the Hungry Food Drives by:

  1. Visiting your local Safeway store, purchasing a prefilled bag of groceries from the Harvest for the Hungry display table and placing the bag in a Capital Area Food Bank collection box at the front of the store. Each bag contains cereal, canned veggies, canned tomatoes, peanut butter, chunk light tuna and long grain rice.
  2. Dropping off a donation at your local Coldwell Banker office. Please call ahead to make sure the office is open and collecting donations!

Currently, there are more than 680,000 people in the Washington metro area are at risk of hunger. By choosing one of these two easy options and participating in the Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive, you can help provide much needed food for our neighbors in need.