The Bushy Park Leo Club is sponsoring a canned food drive from Monday, February 24th until Friday, March 27th to benefit the Maryland Food Bank. Did you know that approximately a half million people in Maryland live in poverty? The Maryland Food Bank is hoping to gather 20 million pounds of food to give away this year and we would like to help them.
This year we will be donating the food to a satellite location of the Maryland Food Bank located at Glenwood United Methodist Church.
We would appreciate your kindness in helping to donate the following items:
Cans of hearty soup, stew or chili: Supplies many nutrients.
Cans of tuna, chicken, salmon or luncheon meat (e.g., Spam): Contains protein and iron. Canned salmon is a source of calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.
Cans of fruit: Supplies vitamins A and C, folate, potassium, fiber and other healthy substances.
Cans of 100 percent pure fruit juice: Contains vitamin C and often beta carotene.
Cans of vegetables: Supplies beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, complex carbohydrates, fiber and potassium.
Cans of tomato or pasta sauce: Contains lycopene, a healthy substance that is more available to your body in canned and cooked tomatoes than in fresh.
Canned meals: Offers a variety of ingredients and nutrients.
Cans of beans: Contains plenty of protein, complex carbohydrates and fiber.
Cans of evaporated milk: Makes an excellent source of calcium and protein.
toothpaste and toothbrushes
The collection boxes are located in each team’s pod area.
NO GLASS, NO FOOD THAT CAN SPOIL AND PLEASE NO EXPIRED FOOD.
Thank you for helping out Marylanders in need!
Bushy Park Leo Club