Bags of Plenty food drive begins Nov. 8

November 02, 1997

On Saturday, 40,000 empty brown grocery bags will be distributed in Washington County in hopes they will be returned full of non-perishable food items.

The annual Bags of Plenty drive is co-sponsored this year by Onsite Commercial Staffing, M.S. Johnston, CellularOne, The Joint Veterans Council and GS Communications Inc.

Weiss Brothers provided the paper for the bags.

The goal is 15 tons of food, which will be distributed free to needy families in Washington County for the holiday season.

Some of the bags will be inserted into The Herald-Mail newspapers on Nov. 8.

Other bags will be available at each of the 45 schools in Washington County, urging students to participate in the food drive.


The Bags of Plenty food drive will continue through Nov. 25.

Participants are urged to include canned foods, cereal, dry milk, noodles, peanut butter, canned meats such as ham or Spam, etc.

Drop-off points include:

- Boonsboro area, Produce Market and Trinity Lutheran Church

- Halfway, Martin's Food Store, Food Lion, Sam's Club

- Smithsburg, Food Lion, St. Paul's United Methodist Church

- Hancock, senior center

- Fountain Head, Martin's Food Store, Food Lion

- Clear Spring, St. Peter's Lutheran Church

- Hagerstown, Martin's Food Store, County Market, Weis Market, Food Lion at Eastern Boulevard and Kenly Square

Cash donations are also accepted at Food Resources Inc. at 930A Eldridge Drive.

FRI is the area's non-profit food warehouse from which other charitable organizations can obtain food for their feeding programs for the needy, ill, children and the elderly.

For more information, call 301-733-4002.

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