Last Saturday, a group of young lawyers volunteered at the Maryland Food Bank to help sort donated food for distribution to families in need.
Organized by the MSBA Young Lawyers Section’s Public Awareness Committee as part of the One Bar|One Community Public Service Project, this would have been the third consecutive year of volunteering. Further, we usually have to turn away volunteers because of the limited number of available spots and the overwhelming number of those wanting to participate.
Unfortunately, no one was able to volunteer. On Friday afternoon, we received a call from the Maryland Food Bank, stating that the event had to be cancelled because there was no food to sort. There were just not enough donations. There wasn’t enough food.
So as we take this long weekend to be thankful for a host of things in our lives, consider taking some time to box up some non-perishable food items (or, when you go to the store, buy a few extra cans of soup) and bring them to the Maryland State Bar Association’s headquarters. We are planning on collecting food through December to bring to the Maryland Food Bank.
If you cannot make it to downtown Baltimore, send me an email and the MSBA Young Lawyers will coordinate a way to get the food delivered to the Maryland Food Bank.
Let’s do better.