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Maryland Operators Fight Hunger With Stuffed Bus

Posted on October 3, 2012

BALTIMORE, Md. — The Maryland Motorcoach Association will host its annual Stuff-A-Bus charity drive on Dec. 14, 2012. The event will benefit the Maryland Food Bank, the Capital Area Food Bank, and Toys For Tots, which together serve the entire state of Maryland.

According to the Maryland Motorcoach Association's press release, 488,788 Marylanders live at or below the federal poverty level, while 53,823 seniors and 137,831 children are at risk of hunger each day. The fastest growing segment of those in need have full-time jobs.

"The 'Stuff-A-Bus' event against hunger is an annual tradition of our association that can make an encouraging influence in our state," said Al Spence, president of Maryland Motorcoach Association, in a statement. "We have an opportunity here to help Marylanders by encouraging all of our members to come out and participate in this event."

The Maryland Food Bank has seen an increase in demand for their services up to 50% due to the declining economy. In fiscal year 2011, the Maryland Food Bank distributed more than 23 million pounds of food.

The Capital Area Food Bank has seen an increase in demand of between 30-70%.

To end hunger in Maryland, the Maryland Food Bank would have to distribute enough food to provide for 78 million meals annually to its service area, which does not include Prince George's or Montgomery Counties.

Mary Presley, Executive Administrator of the Maryland Motorcoach Association said in a statement: "[Our association] has the chance to make an immense impact with 'Stuff-A-Bus'. Please join us and make your donation today. Register at www.marylandmotorcoach.org"

Donations of toys, warm clothing, non-perishable food items and cash will be accepted at the 2012 event, held at Turf Valley, Ellicott City, Md. On Dec. 14 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. All donors who contribute $100 or more will be listed in the Maryland Motorcoach Association Quarterly Winter Newsletter in February 2013.

To get involved in the fight against hunger, please call Mary Presley at (571) 312-7117 or email her at [email protected] To donate directly to the Stuff-A-Bus event, mail your checks to:


The Maryland Motorcoach Association
P.O. Box 320266
Alexandria, VA 22320


Checks can be made payable to Maryland Food Bank, and funds generated will be forwarded to the Capital Area Food Bank.

Source: Maryland Motorcoach Association

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