Johnny O. orders county hiring freeze, expands Saturday meal distribution

Johnny O
Posted at 12:18 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 12:19:58-04

TOWSON, Md. — Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday made a few changes to the county’s response to COVID-19.

Following a humanitarian and emergency management assistance request from the county, the Maryland Army National Guard will begin helping with food distribution, including on Saturday's at several new locations.

Baltimore County is buying 23,100 frozen, prepacked meals to distribute to residents at 30 sites across the County, which three times the amount of locations the county had been operating previously.

Here is a list of locations handing out meals beginning Saturday at 11 a.m.:

Arbutus Community Center, 865 Sulphur Spring Rd, Halethorpe, MD 21227
Bear Creek Elementary School, 1607 Melbourne Rd, Dundalk, MD 21222
Cockeysville PAL Center, 9836 Greenside Dr, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Colgate Elementary School, 401 51st St, Baltimore, MD 21224
Dundalk PAL Center, 15 Commerce Place Dundalk, Maryland 21222
Eastern Regional Park, 11723 Eastern Avenue Baltimore MD 21220
Edgemere Elementary School, 7201 North Point Rd, Edgemere, MD 21219
Edmondson Heights Elementary School, 1600 Langford Rd., Baltimore, MD 21207
Fullerton Elementary School, 4400 Fullerton Ave, Nottingham, MD 21236
Grange Elementary School, 2000 Church Rd, Dundalk, MD 21222
Halethorpe Elementary School, 4300 Maple Ave, Halethorpe, MD 21227
Hereford Senior Center, 510 Monkton Road, Monkton MD, 21111
Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228
Hillendale PAL Center 1111 Halstead Road Baltimore, Maryland 21234
Lansdowne Elementary School, 2301 Alma Rd, Baltimore, MD 21227
Mars Estates PAL Center 1498 East Homberg Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21221
Martin Boulevard Elementary School, 210 Riverton Rd, Baltimore, MD 21220
Parkville High School, 8711 Avondale Rd, Parkville, MD 21234
Perry Hall Elementary School, 9021 Belair Rd, Nottingham, MD 21236
Randallstown Elementary School, 9013 Liberty Rd, Randallstown, MD 21133
Reisterstown Senior Center, 12035 Reisterstown Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Rogers Forge Elementary School, 250 Dumbarton Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Scotts Branch PAL Center 3651 Rolling Road Baltimore, Maryland 21244
Shady Spring PAL Center 8876 Goldenwood Road Baltimore, Maryland 21237
Warren Elementary School, 900 Bosley Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
West Town Elementary School, 401 Harlem Ln, Catonsville, MD 21228
Western Tech High School, 100 Kenwood Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228
Winfield PAL Center, 8304 Carlson Lane Baltimore, Maryland 21244
Woodbridge Elementary School, 1410 Pleasant Valley Drive, Baltimore, MD 21228
Woodmoor PAL Center, 7111 Croydon Road Baltimore, Maryland 21207

Meals are being prepared by local caterers including Black & Gold Catering in Towson, Classic Catering in Owings Mills, Martin's Caterers in Windsor Mill, Rouge Fine Catering in Hunt Valley, and Zeffert and Gold in Owings Mills.

During weekdays, meals will continued to be given out from 4 to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at seven different locations on a first come first serve basis.

Also on Wednesday, Olszewski ordered a hiring freeze within the county with exception to Police officers, Firefighters, EMT’s, Paramedics, 911 staff, sheriff's deputies, correctional officers, and public health and human services workers.

Baltimore County projects a revenue decline by tens of millions of dollars in FY21, due to the impact of COVID-19.

Olszewski will announce his FY21 budget on Tuesday, April 14th.