Aug. 8, 2013
Director of PR &
OriolesREACH, KidsPeace to work together
in day of service at Maryland Food Bank
Youth, foster parents, staff, board members, players’ wives, employees will
volunteer on Aug. 19.
BALTIMORE – Angela
Showalter, wife of Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, will join forces
with other Orioles representatives and KidsPeace youth, foster parents, staff
and board members for a day of service at the Maryland Food Bank on Aug. 19.
KidsPeace and OriolesREACH are proud to partner with one of
Baltimore’s top charities to give back to the community. The youth
participating in the service day are part of KidsPeace’s KEYS (KidsPeace
Empowering Youth to Succeed) program, which provides critical life skills
training to youth before they age out of the foster care system.
“A large part of our independent living program for our foster
youth is to give back to those in need,” says Jocelyn Kennedy,
KEYS coordinator. “They learn the
importance of contributing to their community and gain value in helping
others. We are thrilled to introduce our youth to such a great
The Showalters are strong
supporters of KidsPeace and have spoken out to encourage families to consider
fostering one of the many children and teenagers in need of loving homes.
“These children are so special. They have endured so much yet
they remain strong and want to help others,” Angela Showalter
said. “I’m so excited to work side-by-side
with them to give back to the Maryland Food Bank, which is a charity that has
such a positive impact in our community.”
The Maryland Food Bank provides meals to a network of partner
agencies, including soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency shelters. They
rely on daily volunteers to sort, pack and flash-freeze meals.
For 130 years, KidsPeace has
been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children,
families and communities throughout the United States. Through its
comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational
services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based
programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and
overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood
and gain independence. Since its doors opened in 1882, more than 200,000
children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace
offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved,
become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit www.kidspeace.org. Follow us at www.facebook.com/KidsPeaceMaryland
or on Twitter @KidsPeace.
About The Maryland Food Bank
The Maryland Food
Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end
hunger in Maryland. For more than 30 years, the Maryland Food Bank has
partnered with communities across the state, distributing food to those in
need. Through carefully crafted programs, the Food Bank aims to meet the
immediate needs of Marylanders, while working to find long-term solutions to
hunger. Currently distributing more than 75,000 meals per day (24.5 million
meals per year), the Maryland Food Bank will continue to expand its
efforts until hunger ends. To learn more about the Maryland Food Bank, please visit www.mdfoodbank.org.