BALTIMORE (WJZ) — In just 30 days, the Maryland Food Bank has spent more than $3.5 million on food amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Compare that to $220,000 during a typical month.

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More than two million lbs. of food has been given out during the first two weeks of this month.


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Despite its growing need, donations are down nearly 90 percent.

Between now and the end of June, the Maryland Food Bank will need to raise $12 million to fund its COVID-19 response plan.

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