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Shortage shuts down Md. food bank

Wednesday - 3/7/2012, 6:05pm  ET

WASHINGTON - A Southern Maryland food bank in Hughesville has closed and won't open again until Monday unless it gets badly needed donations.

The food bank needs at least 15,000 to 18,000 pounds of food per week to serve needy families, according to Brenda Dicarlo, who operates the food bank.

While monetary donations are appreciated, Dicarlo says food donations are preferred right now.

Here are the locations accepting donations for the food bank.

  • 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 301-870-2323
  • Long & Foster Realtors 3165 Crain Highway, #100, Waldorf, MD 20603 301-932-5148

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