WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md.- September has been named “Hunger Action Month” in Maryland and local law enforcement is stepping up to help out those in need.
The Maryland State Police Hagerstown Barrack have formed a partnership with the Maryland Food Bank and will be collecting donations through the month of September.
Officials say more than 780,000 Marylanders do not get enough food.
In 1979, The Maryland Food Bank was founded on the east coast. The Maryland Food Bank operates warehouses in Baltimore, Wicomico and Washington Counties which serve as distribution points for every county within Maryland.
The Cumberland Barrack is accepting food donations at their location at 1125 National Highway in LaVale, Md. Food donations can also be dropped off at the Allegany County Detention Center on McMullen Highway or at the Sheriff's Office on Furnace Street in Cumberland.