BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Food Bank says it’s expanding into western Maryland.

The food bank, which works to fight hunger, announced Wednesday that it is merging with Food Resources of Hagerstown.

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The new branch will serve as a central distribution point for a network of more than 120 soup kitchens, pantries and shelters in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties.

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The Maryland Food Bank has facilities in Baltimore and Salisbury with a total of nearly 107,000-square-feet of warehouse, refrigerator and freezer space.

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