FoodStock’12 success owed to community

by Sep 7, 2012

…together, we did something that has never been done before in Calvert County.

Calvert Reorder – Friday September 7, 2012
I am writing to thank everyone who made FoodStock 2012 such an outstanding success. Our goal was to distribute 50,000 pounds in three hours. We did not only achieve that; we distributed 54,000 pounds in two hours. We served 591 families, more than 1,700 people, many of them holding down two jobs. We did that together.
During the week leading up to FoodStock, 140 volunteers came to prep the warehouse and begin sorting food into boxes. Volunteers came from several churches, local community groups and businesses.
In addition, we distributed produce from the Farming 4 Hunger Farms. Together, we were able to provide families with fresh produce, enabling them to create healthy meal options.
While it is impossible to thank everybody, I would be remiss to not mention specifically Papa John’s Pizza, Plan B Technology, the United Way of Calvert County, Share Our Strength, Curtis Investments, the Maryland Food Bank and The Calvert Recorder.
Great partners help us do great things.
FoodStock ’12 accomplished a lot, and together, we did something that has never been done before in Calvert County.
October is the official End Hunger In Calvert County month, and once again, we know Calvert County will prove that “Together We Can.” Remember, $20 feeds a family of four for a week. Please go to endhungercalvert.org.
Jacqueline Hahn, Huntingtown
The writer is the director of communications for End Hunger In Calvert County.