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County Executive Leopold Responds to Food Bank Thefts with Donation of Computers

Five computers and monitors to be delivered today

Annapolis (December 8, 2010) - County Executive John R. Leopold today announced that five computers will be delivered to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank to help the nonprofit rebound from a recent theft.

"The Food Bank is a critical resource for the neediest individuals and families in our community, so it is only natural that we come to its aid in a time of need," County Executive Leopold. "Hunger, homelessness and domestic violence have been funding priorities in my Administration through the Community Grants Program. As the police search for the burglars, we want to make sure the Food Bank can continue to do its work."

Last week, police responded to the Food Bank located on the campus of Crownsville Hospital. A rear window was broken and a rear door was left ajar. Items stolen included 12 computers, monitors and a big-screen television. The Food Bank reports that since the incident there has been a tremendous outpouring of support from the community.

If you have information about this crime, please call, email, or text your tip to Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Text "MCS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637).

You can also visit the website at http://www.metrocrimestoppers.net/. Phone calls are not recorded and callers remain anonymous.

Last Fiscal Year, the Food Bank distributed over 47,000 bags of food to over 36,000 families in need through its 66 pantries. It also operates soup kitchens, rehabilitates vehicles and refurbishes furniture and medical equipment.


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