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You Can Help: The 2015 University of Baltimore Food Drive to Benefit the Maryland Food Bank and the Lawyers’ Campaign Against Hunger is happening now. 

Like the campaign says: You can help. It's easy to join in this annual University-wide effort: Bring your donation of canned or nonperishable food items to the clearly marked boxes located around campus. Or, if you prefer, just visit the Maryland Food Bank's website to participate in a virtual food drive.

This year, our goal is 10,000 items. Let's make that goal, and more!

Your support will help the Maryland Food Bank feed the nearly 460,000 Marylanders who aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. Your efforts will benefit children, seniors and those in the Maryland Food Bank's fastest-growing demographic of need—working adults and families who are just above the federal poverty line and are struggling to make ends meet.

In the spirit of friendly competition, you can donate to your favorite faculty- or office-led team. The food drive will last throughout the fall semester and will conclude on Dec. 18. During the University's faculty and staff holiday party in mid-December, the UB community also will have a chance to drop off items. This year's campaign is sponsored by Phi Delta Phi, the University of Baltimore School of Law's legal honors fraternity.

The Maryland Food Bank has designated the following items as "most needed" in its ongoing efforts to help families: (Please note that, due to concerns about breakage, items in glass containers are not acceptable.)

Meat and protein

  • canned meat, ham and chicken
  • peanut butter
  • macaroni and cheese
  • canned stews
  • canned tuna, salmon and sardines
  • nuts and seeds
  • dried canned beans

Breads and cereals

  • oatmeal
  • breakfast cereal
  • rice and rice cakes
  • pasta

Fruits and vegetables

  • canned fruits and juices
  • canned vegetables
  • canned soup
  • sauces/salad dressing

Dairy foods

  • evaporated milk
  • powdered milk
  • infant formula
  • puddings and custards

Nonfood items

  • diapers
  • toilet paper
  • plastic/paper plates and cups
  • sanitary napkins and tampons

 Questions? Contact Sheena Williams, student coordinator for the drive.

Last Published 10/5/15