March 26, 2020 Baltimore County
County will Provide Food-Insecure Residents with Groceries through Partnerships with Keany Produce and Gourmet, Maryland Food Bank, and Others
Baltimore County today announced plans to expand grocery distribution to food insecure families by distributing boxes of groceries at 11 sites around the County on Saturday, March 28, 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 Road, Halethorpe, Maryland 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 Road, Monkton, Maryland 21111
Reisterstown Senior Center
12035 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 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.
Food Distribution Efforts
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 Resources 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.
This is the latest effort from Baltimore County to support food access during this global pandemic.
Department of Recreation and Parks Providing Meals
The Department of Recreation and Parks is offering limited meal distribution through the Maryland Food Bank and Healthy Food Access St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore. The Department is offering take-away meals from 4 to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Meals are distributed on a first come first serve basis.
Food Distribution Sites Map
Baltimore County has released the Food Distribution Sites Map providing information about food pantries and locations offering free meals throughout the County. It includes locations operated by both the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks PAL centers and Baltimore County Public Schools. Users can search for locations closest to where they live. The map will be updated as additional food resources become available for youth, seniors and other populations.
BaltCo To-Go Map
The County has unveiled the BaltCo To-Go Map, allowing restaurants to self-report whether they are offering carryout and delivery services. Restaurant operators can share their location and what services they are providing, and the data collected will populate an interactive online map that residents can search. Establishments that want to share their information can use an online form.
Baltimore County Public Schools Student Meals
Baltimore County Public Schools is continuing to provide BCPS students with breakfast, lunch, and dinner at locations across Baltimore County. Students must be present to receive meals in the parking lots of the locations identified below on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For the latest information, please visit the BCPS Coronavirus Updates page.
Residents with questions or who need assistance with food access can call 410-887-2594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors, or individuals contacting us on behalf of a senior with food access needs, can call 410-887-2594 or email email@example.com.