Harford County Executive David R. Craig and Harford County Government are partnering with the Postal Service to support the Harvest for the Hungry campaign. The local campaign is coordinated through the Harford Community Action Agency.
"The annual Harvest for the Hungry campaign is a great opportunity for county employees, their families and friends to help support members of our community," Craig said in a press release. "The Harford Community Action Agency and the Harvest for the Hungry campaign do an outstanding job gathering food to support those in our community who turn to us for help in time of need."
Harvest for the Hungry is a volunteer effort that strives to collect enough food to supply the needy of Maryland with food throughout the year. The Harford Community Action Agency receives the bulk of the food that collected in Harford County for distribution to those in need. The Harford Community Action Agency helps more than 800 families each month. Families can receive food support from the agency once every 30 days.
The Harford County Government food drive will be held March 5 to 9. Donations of nonperishable food items to this year's Harvest for the Hungry will help restock local food pantries and ensure they have the necessary resources to help those in the Harford community in need.
Donations collected during the food drive will go to the Harford Community Action Agency food bank in Abingdon for distribution to local food pantries. Those wishing to contribute to the Harvest for the Hungry food drive may drop off nonperishable food items during normal business hours at the Harford County Government Administration building, 220 S. Main St. in Bel Air.