Helping families in food deserts, City of Refuge, Wheelabrator Baltimore team up to provide meals

Posted at 5:23 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 17:23:27-04

BALTIMORE — Financial hardships are continuing to grow in the community because of COVID-19.

Two organizations are teaming up to provide a little relief to those in need.

Wheelabrator Baltimore and City of Refuge are teaming up to provide meals for 300 households in the Brooklyn area as part of City of Refuge's mission to provide light, hope and transformation to families.

"Brooklyn and Curtis Bay are already and undeserved community. We are in a food desert, so we've been doing this for years, but what we've seen is an increase in the volume of people that we serve and the need that is around us with COVID-19"

Almost 40% of all families in the vicinity of City of Refuge live at or below the federal poverty level for their household makeup.

Their food pantry is open every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

They also provide daily meals for youth from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and for adults from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.