Midshipmen Donate Food for Harvest for the Hungry
POSTED ON: Monday, October 29, 2018 12:00 AM by Maddie Darbie
WHAT: Midshipmen of the Naval Academy Midshipmen Action Group (MAG) have collected thousands of pounds of non-perishable food for this year’s Harvest for the Hungry campaign. Midshipmen will load the final truck of food donations collected by MAG at 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6. This is a photo and interview opportunity.
WHO: The Naval Academy Brigade of Midshipmen and the Midshipmen Action Group.
WHERE: Outside at the Naval Academy Midshipmen Store parking lot.
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 12:45 p.m., media arrival at 12:15 p.m.
For the tenth consecutive year, the Midshipman Action Group (MAG) has organized a Brigade awareness campaign and in-kind food donation drive for those in need of food assistance throughout our county. MAG midshipman partnered with Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank, and Anne Arundel County Public Schools to organize a donation of over 60,000 pounds of food last year. This year, the midshipmen hope to meet or exceed that goal. Through involvement in other community programs like MAG’s flagship program, Mids for Kids, MAG midshipmen have a unique understanding of the need for food assistance in local neighborhoods and county-wide.
MAG members will participate in numerous local volunteer and community service programs throughout the upcoming spring semester. During the previous academic year, they logged over 25,000 hours participating in community service projects locally and throughout the country.
MAG was established in 1992 as a community relations program for and by the Brigade of Midshipmen and currently offers a variety of educational, environmental and social service volunteer projects in coordination with community partners from the Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas, as well as regional and national partners. MAG prepares midshipmen for future service by encouraging peer leadership, teamwork, character development, morale, selflessness and goodwill towards others.
Note to Editors and Reporters
This event is NOT open to the public. Please call the Public Affairs Office at 410-293-2292 by noon Friday, Nov. 2, if you wish to cover this event.