The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE) announced their support for the Maryland Food Bank by hosting a “COE Cares” Volunteer Event at their location in Baltimore, MD today. The Maryland Food Bank exists to coordinate the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the state’s hungry. COE coordinated this event to help others and have an impact on people’s wellbeing through ending hunger.

“The Maryland Food Bank is dedicated to finding creative solutions to effect change and goes the extra mile to help people move forward in their personal lives. Similarly, COE is devoted to providing the same level of assistance with our Federal clients in the midst of change and challenges,” said Steve Goodrich, COE’s President and CEO. “More importantly, as part of COE’s core value system, it’s imperative that we take time out of our lives to give back to the community and help those in need.”

As a result of the COE Cares Day, volunteers helped process over 9,567 lbs. of food that will help feed approximately 7,359 individuals.

The Maryland Food Bank’s mission is to lead the movement and nurture the belief that the lives of Maryland residence can be improved by ending hunger. They are the only clearing house in the state that gathers large amounts of donated product from the food industry and distributes it to soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency shelters. In 2011, the Maryland Food bank supplied more than 23 million pounds of food to a statewide network of partners. For more information about the Maryland Food Bank, please visit

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