(Pictured: Check presentation with Dean Younkin, District Manager of Ehrlich; Amy Chase, Corporate Relations for the Maryland Food Bank; and Jerry McClain, Operations Manager for Ehrlich.)
Ehrlich Pest Control has donated $5,000 to the Maryland Food Bank to support their ongoing initiatives. This donation came as a result of the pop-up “Pestaurant” event that occurred in late September at the Pratt and Light Plaza in Baltimore. At the event, passerby were invited to sample bug-infused dishes (i.e. June Beetles Encrusted Croquettes, Fried Cricket Crostini, Maryland Mealworm Crab Cakes, and Grasshopper Bark). For every person who tasted one of the bug infused dishes or entered the cricket eating contest, Ehrlich made a donation to the Maryland Food, resulting in this check presentation.
Each dollar the Maryland Food Bank received equals three meals for food insecure Marylanders — thus the donation is equivalent to 15,000 meals to help the 1 in 9 Maryland residents who are food insecure.