MDOT OPERATION ORANGE FOOD DRIVE COLLECTS MORE THAN 35,000 POUNDS OF FOOD DURING HUNGER ACTION MONTH
The Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore welcomed a caravan of vehicles yesterday from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), packed with 35,818 pounds of food and donations equating to 29,848 meals. The caravan included MDOT vehicles from all transportation business units, including the secretary’s office, State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), and Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA), Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA), Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) and Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA).
Combined with food donations on the Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland and Western Maryland, the caravan carried donations of canned goods, cereals and other needed food items gathered as part of Operation Orange, an annual partnership between MDOT and the Maryland Food Bank each September, Hunger Action Month.
“For six consecutive years, MDOT has helped to donate over 170,000 pounds of food to help to put food on the plates of Maryland families; and we appreciate our customers and all our MDOT team members for their generous donations,” said MDOT Secretary Pete Rahn.