Food delivered to seniors in Baltimore, courtesy of United Way of Central Maryland

Posted at 6:34 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 18:34:41-04

BALTIMORE — So many people in need during these tough times.

On Monday, food was delivered to senior citizens in one of the areas in Baltimore, hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak are those living in the 21215-zip code.

United Way of Central Maryland, with help from the Maryland Food Bank, teamed up with DoorDash to make this happen.

Meal kits were dropped off at the Langston Hughes Community Center.

"As we all know with social distancing even as we're alleviating and moving away from stay-at-home orders, the risk is still there. We still need to exercise precaution. So, it's really critically important to make sure that folks are getting the food that they need. And we found a significant increase in the demand ever since COVID-19 really started. So, it's continuing. And we're really happy to be there to fill that gap in getting food to folks."

The delivery was part of the expanded ride united program.

This program makes it possible for hundreds of meals to be delivered to neighborhoods throughout central Maryland over the next several months.