- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
Community Bank of Tri-County announced that its second annual holiday food and toy drive brought in 749 pounds of food and 559 toys, which have been donated to local organizations to benefit the community.
“We are proud to support our communities and equally proud of those whose participation in our Food and Toy Drive helped us lift the spirits of so many during this holiday season,” said Diane Hicks, marketing manager of Community Bank of Tri-County, in a bank news release. “Not only did we receive nonperishable food items and toys, we also received monetary donations which bought additional toys and an additional 1,000 pounds of food for those in our community who need it most.”
All food and toys were kept local to the area where they were collected, the release states. Food collections in Southern Maryland were donated to the Southern Maryland Food Bank, and collections in King George County, Va., were donated to the Department of Social Services for the King George Food Pantry. Toys collected in Calvert, King George and St. Mary’s counties were given to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, and toys collected in Charles County benefited the Children’s Aid Society.
“The Southern Maryland Food Bank is dependent on donations from drives, like the one hosted by Community Bank of Tri-County, to meet the growing need to fight hunger in our region,” food bank director Brenda DiCarlo said in the release. “The food collected by this drive alone will feed 37 families in our community two to three meals per day, for two to three days. We cannot thank the community enough for their generosity.”