Put out the Fire of Hunger – Fill a DNR Fire Dozer with food
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Put out the Fire of Hunger – Fill a DNR Fire Dozer with food

John Deere 450JThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service is collecting non-perishable food items at its Put out the Fire of Hunger – fill a DNR Fire Dozer event taking place in Marriottsville, Cambridge and Hagerstown tomorrow, September 28.   

  • Patapsco Valley State Park, McKeldin Area: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (11676 Marriottsville Rd)
  • Cambridge Walmart: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (2775 Dorchester Sq)
  • Hagerstown Walmart: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (17850 Garland Groh Blvd)

All children 10 and under who donate food will receive a free Smoky Bear prize from the DNR Forest Service, while supplies last. Each event will offer something different, whether its a tree planting or the chance to check out the inside of a fire truck.

All items collected will go to the Carroll County Food Sunday, the Lutheran Mission Society or the Maryland Food Bank.

Both of these events are being organized as part of DNR’s participation in the multi-state Day to Serve Feed the Hungry and Heal the Planet volunteer effort, which includes a number of service projects to give Marylanders the opportunity to help their fellow citizens and their natural world.

In 2012, Day to Serve was a huge success in Maryland, with more than 4,700 volunteers contributing more than 12,000 hours to 200 service events. The 2013 Day to Serve event will surpass 2012’s success – as 275 events are scheduled. During the two-week initiative, Marylanders, along with their neighbors in Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., will participate in hunger relief, environmental relief, community service and other projects. For information on how to participate in Day to Serve, or to find other projects, visit daytoserve.org/maryland.