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

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County on Thursday 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,” said County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “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.

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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.

Baltimore 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.

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