Ocean City, Md. – The over 200 members of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) who attended the association’s 2017 Holiday Party at Seacrets donated 497 pounds of nonperishable food items and over $450 in cash to the Maryland Food Bank of the Eastern Shore.

All members attending the December 6, 2017 party were asked to bring at least one nonperishable food item. The 497 pounds of food collected is the equivalent to 414 meals, according to the Maryland Food Bank of the Eastern Shore. The more than $450 raised throughout the event will go toward CAR’s 2017-18 fundraising efforts to support the food bank.

“According to the Maryland Food Bank, there are over 682,000 people in our state who do not have enough to eat,” said CAR President Joel Maher. “It’s important that we help our fellow Marylanders during the holiday season, and throughout the rest of the year.”

For more information about CAR, visit www.coastalrealtors.org.

More about Coastal Association of REALTORS®

Coastal Association of REALTORS® is the leading local advocacy group in the real estate industry on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Coastal REALTORS® works in partnership with its members to promote home ownership and preserve, protect, and advocate private property rights. The organization supports 1,000 REALTORS® who serve Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.

For more information on Coastal REALTORS®, visit www.coastalrealtors.org. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark unique to real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics

MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Rayne / 410-641-4409/ sarah@coastalrealtors.org