HUGHESVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- Southern Maryland Food Bank has closed its doors temporarily "due to a severe shortage in food donations," according to Charles County government officials.
County officials urge residents to donate food as soon as possible so that the food bank can reopen. If the minimum amount of food donations are met, the food bank is slated to reopen on March 19. According to officials, the food bank needs at least 15,000 to 18,000 pounds of food a week to stay open.
You can make food donations at:
- Southern Maryland Food Bank or Angel's Watch Shelter
8395 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637
301-274-0695 or 202-345-6671
- Southern Maryland Association of Realtors
8440 Old Leonardtown Road, Suite 211, Hughesville, MD 20637
- Long & Foster Realtors
3165 Crain Highway, #100, Waldorf, MD 20603
You can also make monetary donations but the food bank's dierctor stresses that food donations are the most needed. Monetary donations can be made payable to Southern Maryland Food Bank, P.O. Box 613, Hughesville, Md. 20637.