Public safety agencies throughout Prince George’s County are collecting canned goods to be distributed to families in need for the holiday season.
Collection bins are being placed at 11 drop-off locations throughout the county, primarily at public safety agency offices and headquarters.
The locations include: each Prince George’s County police district station, the county police department’s special operations division, the public safety communications office, the Office of the Sheriff, the courthouse in Upper Marlboro, the Largo Government Center, the Sports and Learning Complex, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 89, the Inglewood Center and the RMS Building.
The police department’s District 1 station is located at 5000 Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville; District 2 is at 601 Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro; District 3 is at 7600 Barlowe Road in Landover; District 4 is at 5135 Indian Head Highway in Oxon Hill; District 5 is at 6707 Groveton Drive in Clinton; and District 6 is at 4321 Sellman Road in Beltsville.
Bill Milligan, the executive director of the Prince George’s public safety assistance program, said the donated canned foods will be distributed to a number of organizations, families, schools, food pantries and assistance centers throughout the county.
“This is our 28th year and the need is out there. Even though you’re hearing that the economy is getting better, from what I’m seeing it’s just the opposite. People are struggling,” Milligan said. “We’re trying to give them a decent holiday meal.”
Donations will be accepted at the selected locations until Dec. 21.
Monetary donations can also be made to PSAP Food at P.O. Box 548, Upper Marlboro, MD, 20773.
For more information, contact Milligan at 240-508-9080.