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Spring Forward

By Molly McGlinchy February 27, 2015

springIt may not feel or look like spring, but daylight savings is just around the corner. That means, it’s time to spring forward!
With support from Safeway and AARP, we kick off the Spring Forward Food Drive that runs Saturday, February 28th to Saturday, March 7th.
For 27 years, the late Larry Adam led Harvest for the Hungry, a yearlong campaign, collecting needed food for children, seniors and families. Recognizing that “hunger takes no holiday,” Larry partnered with Safeway and AARP to launch the Spring Forward Food Drive, leading Marylanders to restock dwindling food supplies for the hundreds of soup kitchens, pantries, shelters, schools and other community-based organizations.
Thanks to the assistance of AARP volunteers the food drive has literally grown at a healthy tick. The bags are filled with CAFB’s most needed healthful items, such as:

  • Elbow Macaroni
  • Spaghetti
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Stewed Tomatoes
  • Corn Whole Kernel
  • Green Beans Cut
  • Sliced Pineapples
  • Tuna Albacore White
  • Tuna Chunk Light

To participate in the Spring Forward Food Drive, visit your local Safeway store and purchase a $10 pre-packed bag of food. To learn more, click here.