BALTIMORE (WJZ)— WJZ teamed up with the Orioles and MASN earlier this month to collect donations for the Maryland Food Bank and the results were huge: $27,000!

As part of WJZ’s continuing community commitment, each year we team up with MASN and the Orioles to welcome fans with a smile while collecting cans and cash.

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Official say during this year’s collection, a total of $27,162.61  and 2986 lbs. of food was raised.

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“This influx of donations comes at a crucial time of year, as schools prepare to let out and summer hunger begins to heat up,” said the Maryland Food Bank.

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This was the 30th annual WJZ and Orioles food drive as part of WJZ’s continuing community commitment. The Orioles Reach Food & Funds Drive benefits soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency shelters throughout Maryland.