BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Amazon is teaming up with the Maryland Food Bank to help the city’s Broadway East community.

The company is donating $15,000 to support three Pantry on The Go events in the area. That’s the equivalent of 45,000 meals.

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Amazon hopes the money will increase access to fresh, nutritional foods for those most in need.

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Between March and October, the Maryland Food Bank distributed enough food to provide 35 million meals.

That’s a 96 percent increase over last year’s distribution rate during the same period.

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CBS Baltimore Staff