Recently, as part of the Good Neighbor Day event, the University of Maryland held a food drive to benefit the College Park Meals on Wheels program and the College Park Food Bank. The students, University, and broader community pulled together and collected over 1,000 pounds of food.
Unfortunately, however, after a large portion of the food was left at the College Park United Methodist Church for the Meals on Wheels program, much of that food disappeared. Although the police have been notified, no culprit has been found. The Meals on Wheels program, the College Park United Methodist Church, and the City of College Park are all very distressed that this took place. We can only hope that the person who took the food needed it.
The need for seniors in our community is still great, however, so the City of College Park and the Meals on Wheels program are initiating another food drive, to work to collect the food that the Meals on Wheels program needs to serve its seniors.
Between now and Friday, May 2, we are asking that you donate any non-perishable food items you are able and willing to donate.
You may drop food off at boxes located at Davis Hall, City Hall, and the College Park Youth and Family Services Building in North College Park.
Please give what you can to help the seniors in our community. Thank you for your help!
Councilmember, District 1
College Park City Council