BALTIMORE — The Johns Hopkins University announced the East Baltimore COVID-19 Food Access Initiative today, a partnership with Saval Foodservice, Hungry Harvest, and 16 faith based and community organizations to give food to families impacted by COVID-19.
“In this moment of profound challenge, far too many of the burdens of COVID-19 are being borne by the most vulnerable members of our communities,” said Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels.
With support from the Hackerman Family, Johns Hopkins and its partners established this 16-week, $1.7 million emergency food distribution effort to help those communities in East Baltimore.
Community partners include:
Amazing Grace Church
Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development (BUILD)
Bea Gaddy Family Center
Caring Active Restoring Efforts (CARE)
First Apostolic Church
First Baptist Church
Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition
Koinonia Baptist Church
Men and Families Center
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR)
The Mix Church
Zion Baptist Church
Each food delivery will serve 2,000 families, approximately 6,000 individuals, each week for 16 weeks. Individuals served by this effort must be food insecure and lacking access to existing public or private food assistance resources. Priority will be given to those individuals at higher risk for more severe COVID-19 complications.
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