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Baltimore County expands grocery drive-and-go distribution during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted: 2:54 PM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 14:54:38-04
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BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — Baltimore County announced plans to expand grocery distribution to food insecure families by distributing boxes of groceries at 11 sites around the county on Saturday for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The distribution will include various grocery items, including fresh produce supplied by Maryland-based Keany Produce & Gourmet, bread from H&S Bakery, and other items from the Maryland Food Bank.

“As we continue to respond to this rapidly evolving situation, we are doing whatever we can to ensure residents can access fundamental necessities—especially food,” Olszewski said. “We are so thankful for the partnership of Keany Produce,H&S Bakery, the Maryland Food Bank, and all our partners to help provide food security for Baltimore County families during this challenging time.”

Last weekend, the Maryland Food Bank provided boxes of groceries and Keany Produce donated 360 boxes of produce to support weekend meal distribution coordinated by Baltimore County Government at nine sites around the county.

This week, Baltimore County will purchase 1,100 boxes of produce from Keany to distribute to food insecure residents.

Distribution will expand to cover 11 sites:

  • Arbutus Community Center, 865 Sulphur Spring Rd, Halethorpe, MD 21227
  • Cockeysville PAL Center, 9836 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
  • Dundalk PAL Center, 15 Commerce Place, Dundalk, Maryland 21222
  • Hillendale PAL Center, 1111 Halstead Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21234
  • Mars Estates PAL Center, 1498 East Homberg Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21221
  • Scotts Branch PAL Center, 3651 Rolling Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21244
  • Shady Spring PAL Center, 8876 Goldenwood Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21237
  • Winfield PAL Center, 8304 Carlson Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21244
  • Woodmoor PAL Center, 7111 Croydon Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21207
  • Hereford Senior Center, 510 Monkton Rd, Monkton, MD 21111
  • Reisterstown Senior Center, 12035 Reisterstown Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136

In addition to fresh produce, such as apples, oranges, pears, bananas, broccoli florets, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, and onions, the county will be distributing bread and other grocery items. Groceries will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

The County continues to work with various vendors and partners to ensure future availability of groceries throughout the pandemic. Residents should check the County’s food resource page regularly for updates.

The goal of this distribution is to offer sustained meals and fresh produce for food insecure families who may be struggling during this difficult time.

Food insecure residents can find the location nearest them using Baltimore County’s Food Distribution Sites Map.