- Empty shelves at a Safeway in Ellicott City on Friday.
Did you rush out on Friday afternoon and snap up every loaf of bread and jar of peanut butter you could get your hands on? Well, then you’re a fool. But you can redeem your hurricane-preparedness zealotry by donating some of the stock to local food pantries.
WTOP spoke to Lisa Whetzel, director of Our Daily Bread in Fairfax, who said the organization would gladly take those ten boxes of crackers off your hands. “Our pantries are really low right now,” she said. “We’ve had an extraordinary number of requests for pantry deliveries.” Our Daily Bread generally accepts non-perishables, but some local food banks will find a home for the bushel of grapes you picked up on Friday night.