From Harford County government:
County Executive David R. Craig presented Harvest for the Hungry Campaign founder Larry Adam with the donations collected during a week-long campaign held by Harford County Government. The presentation of food collected during the campaign was made at the Harford County Government Administration Building in Bel Air Friday afternoon.
The county executive also recognized the winner of a contest between county departments that collected the most food during the Harvest for the Hungry Campaign. A staff from the county Law Department was selected from 21 participating departments or units of county government that collected the most donations during this years’ Harvest for the Hungry Campaign. In all Harford County Government employees collected nearly 8.5 tons of food during the week-long campaign.
“Helping others who need a helping hand is what we are doing when we support outstanding programs such as the Harford Community Action Agency and the Harvest for the Hungry,” Craig remarked.
“We are proud to be a part of such an outstanding cause,” stated County Executive Craig. “Working with others in our community, including Safeway, Coldwell Banker, the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, the Harford Community Action Agency, the Maryland Food Bank, and the U. S. Postal Service, has been a rewarding experience for the employees of Harford County Government,” Craig remarked.
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 collected in Harford County for distribution to those in need.
Larry V. Adam, a retired broker who worked at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, founded Harvest for the Hungry 25 years ago.
Melinda Craig, wife of the County Executive, was the impetus for the food drive for county employees, after she attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Harford Community Action Agency food bank warehouse in Abingdon. Shortly thereafter, County Executive Craig announced that Harford County Government would be partnering with the U. S. Postal Service, Coldwell-Banker Residential Brokers, a local Safeway store, the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, the Maryland Food Bank and the Harford Community Action Agency to help collect food for those in need in the community.
The Harford County Government food drive was held during the week of February 12 – 19, and was coordinated by Vincent Gonzalez the Risk Manager.
Donations of nonperishable food items from this year’s food drive will help fill the Harford Community Action Agency food bank warehouse and help ensure they have the resources to help those in need throughout Harford County.