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2016 Orioles Food Drive Was A Huge Success

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Another food drive in the books. WJZ teamed up with the Orioles and MASN to collect donations for the Maryland Food Bank and this weekend was a huge success.

Jessica Kartalija has more.

"One dollar feeds an American family three meals," said Denise Koch.

It's a WJZ tradition.

"We'll take whatever kind you have. We'll take New York money, Baltimore money," said Mary Bubala.

Every year, WJZ, MASN and the Orioles welcome fans with a smile while collecting cans and cash.

"You can help the Maryland Food Bank," said Mark Vivano.

Last year's food drive collected 7,000 pounds of food and raised more than $37,000. While it's a little too early for this year's total, the Food Bank says, "This influx of donations comes at a crucial time of year, as schools prepare to let out and summer hunger begins to heat up."

The entire WJZ team---including Baby Viv---showed their support and the Orioles families came together for this special tradition.

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.

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