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Peterson Family Foundation Announces “Million Meal” Commitment to Fight Hunger in Prince George’s County

Fort Washington, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III announced that the Peterson Family Foundation and National Harbor are committing to donate the equivalent of 1 million meals annually for the next three years to fight hunger in Prince George’s County. 

The contribution from the family foundation associated with The Peterson Companies – one of the largest privately held real estate development companies in the Washington region and developer of National Harbor in Prince George’s County – was announced at Fort Foote Baptist Church, one of the sites that will help distribute the food to families. Much of the food distribution will be targeted toward the six communities in Prince George’s County that are part of the County Executive’s Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative.  Prince George’s County families seeking to learn more about eligibility for food assistance should call 3-1-1 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday – Friday.  

“To have a partner like the Peterson Companies and National Harbor step up in such a significant way is a great example for other businesses and individuals in our community.  Prince George’s County thanks Milt Peterson and the Peterson Family Foundation for demonstrating their commitment to our communities and our families.”


The Peterson Family Foundation will work with Gleaning For The World to provide regular deliveries of food to Prince George’s County for distribution to families in need, equivalent to 1 million meals per year for each of the next three years.

“Under County Executive Baker’s leadership, Prince George’s County is making such a remarkable upward journey, and we are proud to make another investment in his vision,” said Lauren Peterson, director of the Peterson Family Foundation. “Our family has worked with Gleaning For The World for many years and we’ve seen their tremendous work. We know that bringing them in as a partner with Prince George’s County to fight hunger and improve nutrition will help build on the County’s momentum.”

The County Executive’s Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative focuses on improving the quality of life in six neighborhoods: East Riverdale/Bladensburg, Glassmanor/Oxon Hill, Hillcrest Heights/Marlow Heights, Kentland/Palmer Park, Langley Park, and Suitland/Coral Hills. Food distribution is being arranged at sites convenient to each of these communities.