Upper Marlboro event yields 100 pounds of donated items for food bank -- Gazette.Net


About 100 pounds of food and $164 in cash donations were raised Saturday for the Upper Marlboro Food Bank during Upper Marlboro’s Town-Wide Yard Sale.

The event ran from 8 a.m. to noon, and residents could get a spot at the yard sale by paying $15 or donating up to $10 in food and paying $5 for the table, according to a news release for the event. All money and donated food went to the food bank, according to the news release.

“It was a beautiful day,” said Steve Sonnett, president of the Upper Marlboro Board of Town Commissioners. “We were very, very pleased with the results.”

Items that weren’t sold were donated to the Fuller Center for Housing thrift store, which collected about $125 in goods, Sonnett said. The Fuller Center for Housing is a nonprofit that builds and repairs home for those in poverty.