For the third year, nonprofit organization End Hunger In Calvert County hosted its FoodStock event, distributing fresh produce and non-perishable foods to families and local pantries.
End Hunger In Calvert County relies on donations and volunteers to keep its operation running. Staff and family members of Bowie- based IT company Plan B Technologies Inc. (PBT), spent a day packing boxes of potatoes in preparation for FoodStock. PBT allows one community service day each year, in addition to regular personal time off, for employees to volunteer at a nonprofit or charity organization.
At FoodStock there’s no list of recipients and nobody is turned away. The amount of food each person receives is based on the size of their family. Established in 2008, End Hunger In Calvert County is dedicated to moving individuals and families from dependency to self-sufficiency.
According to End Hunger’s website, over 10,000 families in Calvert County rely on local food pantries to provide their next meal.