An item in some editions of yesterday's Maryland Weekly gave an incorrect time for the distribution of government surplus food in Prince George's County. The food will be distributed 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wedensday and Thursday.

Food Distribution

Prince George's County will distribute government surplus foods to eligible residents at 7 p.m. Wednesday and June 11 at 21 locations.

Cheese, butter, dry milk, flour, rice, cornmeal and honey will be given to persons with proper identification from the county public assistance, food stamp, Medicaid or energy assistance programs.

Persons whose last names begin with M-Z should collect food Wednesday. Those with last names beginning with A-L should collect food June 11. For the exact locations and more information, call the Department of Social Services at 422-0400. The TDD number for the hearing impaired is 779-2179.

Civic Federation AwardsPrince George's County Civic Federation Inc. will present its 1987 Journal Cup Trophy to the senior class of St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel at a banquet at 6:30 p.m. June 11 at the La Fontaine Bleu Banquet Hall, 7963 Annapolis Rd. in Lanham.

The trophy, given annually for outstanding civic contribution by a county resident or group, is being awarded to the class for its lobbying efforts to obtain truck safety inspection legislation after an accident in Riverdale several months ago in which two students were killed.

The keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Miller, deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Admission is $25 for adults and $20 for students. For tickets and more information, call 699-8473 (evenings) or 277-0025.

Public Hearing on Rte. 5A public hearing on the upgrading of Rte. 5 in Prince George's County will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stephen Decatur Middle School, 8200 Pinewood Dr., Clinton.

A proposal will be made to improve the road along an 11-mile stretch between Rte. 301 and I-95.

Persons wishing to speak at the hearing or to be placed on the project mailing list should submit their names and affiliation to Neil J. Pedersen, director, Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering, State Highway Administration, P.O. Box 717, Baltimore, Md. 21203-0717. Requests should be made by Monday. Others will be permitted to speak after all requests have been filled. -- Portia Williams