Food drive contributions rise more than 15 percent for 2010 holiday season
TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 18, 2011)—Towson University’s third annual Stuff-a-Bus campaign garnered record donations for local charities this holiday season. Nearly 800 toys and 6,300 pounds of food were collected for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and the Maryland Food Bank in December.
According to Rebecca Pon, special events and food drive coordinator for the Maryland Food Bank, the donations will provide more than 4,800 meals for Maryland citizens in need.
“The results are wonderful," says Pon. "Our appreciation goes to everyone involved.”
Representatives from the Maryland Food Bank and the Marine Corps of Maryland picked up Towson’s donations on December 16, just in time for the holidays. This year’s food collections marked a half-ton increase from the amount donated last year, allowing more than 750 additional meals to be distributed across the state.
Towson University Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services Joe Oster lauds the community’s efforts in supporting the campaign. “I am always impressed by the generosity of the Towson University community, especially in these times of economic difficulty,” says Oster.
Parking and Transportation Services Operations Manager Ed Gizara and Senior Sales and Events Manager Pam Mathias co-chaired the campus-wide campaign. For more information on Toys for Tots or the Maryland Food Bank, visit go to www.toysfortots.org or www.mdfoodbank.org.