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UMB ordering food from local businesses, providing free lunch to employees working during COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 15:54:27-04

BALTIMORE — The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is collecting donations to support local businesses and its essential employees working during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with the “Food for Our Front Lines” program.

The mission of the program is to provide free lunches for employees who must remain on campus to perform essential operations and keep assets safe.

These employees include Police and Public Safety, Vet Services, Parking and Transportation, Housekeeping Services, Facility Services, Payroll, Procurement, and many more.

UMB has identified six West Baltimore neighborhood restaurants who are able to provide catered lunches to feed UMB workers during this difficult time.

The initiative will not only provide a meal to their essential employees but will also help support local businesses in West Baltimore hit hard by this crisis.

The lunches will be prepared at Neopol Savory Smoker on 875 Hollins Street and meals will be delivered to University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences Research Facility (HSRF) III between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on April 3.

To join UMB's mission to make a difference, visit and make a donation at: www.umaryland.edu/giving/frontline.