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Henderson-Hopkins School distributes meals to the community

Posted at 4:08 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 17:26:36-04

BALTIMORE — The brief rain this morning didn’t stop people from waiting at a school in East Baltimore to pick up donated food.

People lined the street outside of Henderson-Hopkins School, both in their cars and on foot.

The school started giving out food every Friday right after the COVID-19 pandemic started in mid-March.

With the help of the Maryland Food Bank and World Central Kitchen, they are able to give around 9,000 pounds of groceries and close to 6,000 prepared meals every Friday to families.

The school’s principal says food insecurity was a problem in this community before the virus hit and now the need is even greater.

"This is really really dire right now and we have to do more for the community of East Baltimore and I’m so proud that my team is stepping up and doing it."

The school also delivers meals to those who are essential employees and are working during the food pickup hours or are unable to get to the school.