By Krista Pfunder
Instead of delivering beer, a Budweiser truck is collecting food, clothes and toiletries to be donated to those in need in Anne Arundel and Howard counties through November 23.
Annapolis-based beer wholesaler The Katcef Brothers—affiliated with Anheuser-Busch InBev—has launched the Fill the BUDweiser Truck campaign to gather items to donate to local charitable groups.
“We know the need for donations is still critical and even more so now as we approach the holidays,” says Cassie Mabery, director of marketing for Katcef Brothers. “We launched the Fill the BUDweiser Truck program to play our part.”
The company is partnering with Love Anne Arundel, a coalition of churches and organizations in the county, and the Community Action Council of Howard County, which combats poverty.
A Budweiser box truck will be parked near various retail locations, accepting donations of nonperishable food items, toiletries and new items of clothing, including socks and coats on specific days
The truck will be parked at Dark Horse (985 Bay Ridge Rd.) in Annapolis on Saturday, Nov. 7; at Fishpaw’s Market Place (954 Ritchie Hwy.) in Arnold on Friday, Nov. 13 and at Bella’s Liquors (1376 Cape St. Claire Rd.) in Annapolis on Monday, Nov. 23.
Collection boxes will also be stationed at those locations when the truck is unavailable, as well as the following additional drop-off spots thru Nov. 23:
- Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits: 111 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis
- Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern: 107 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis
- Market House: 25 Market Space, Annapolis
- Christo’s Discount Liquors: 7175 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie