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The Baltimore County Police Department asks every resident to participate in this year’s Community Assistance Network (CAN) Food Drive. Beginning on Monday, November 26, donation boxes will be conveniently located in the public areas of all ten police precincts. This provides easily accessible and secure collection sites for donations that will go directly to those who are struggling.

Citizens can drop off non-perishable food, canned foods, as well as hygiene and paper products such as bathroom tissue. Some suggestions of non-perishable nutritional foods include soups, tuna, salmon, chili, chicken and ham; peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables; hot and cold cereals; pasta and rice. If possible, buy packages that have flip-tops or do not require a can opener.

There are families who must face hunger every day. You have the power to help. CAN operates the largest food pantry in Baltimore County and provides supplemental food to 35 to 40 Baltimore County low-income families per day. Your donation provides supplemental food to the 23,000 people they serve in Baltimore County each year.

Drive Ends on December 14

This drive ends December 14. But don't wait until the last minute. When shopping, buy one item for your family and one item for a needy family. This simple act of kindness could literally save a life. Please drop off your donation today.

Photo of Baltimore County Police Department receiving donation of comfort bags.The Baltimore County Police Department recently received a gift that will keep on giving. 

Books to the Rescue! is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to comfort children during a crisis through the gift of books, while simultaneously promoting literacy. The Baltimore County Police Department was just presented with 20 "Comfort Bags," two for each of our 10 precincts, to be kept in patrol cars for use when officers encounter a child in a crisis situation.

These "Comfort Bags" each contain enough materials to reach approximately 40 - 50 children. They are packed full of brand new books, stuffed animals, and activity books designed to address the different emotional needs that a child in crisis may have, including anxiety, fear or loneliness.  Officers will be able to use these items to engage children ranging in age from infancy through early teens, help calm them, and help redirect their attention during traumatic or stressful situations.

Major Rob McCullough, Executive Officer in the Baltimore County Police Department’s Operations Bureau, met with Marcella Bell, the Baltimore Community Coordinator for Books to the Rescue!™, who presented this gift that will keep on giving to the Department. After six months Books to the Rescue!™ will replenish the bags with more books, stuffed animals and activities for the officers' use with children in crisis.

Photo of available books inside comfort bags.

Revised June 27, 2017