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Baltimore County launches online appointment registry portal for senior food distribution, career center services

NOTTINGHAM, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced the addition of a new online registration system to support Baltimore County services, beginning with ongoing senior food distribution and virtual career center services.

Additional online registration portals across departments will be introduced in the coming weeks and months.

“This crisis has upended life in countless ways, and it requires our County to find creative solutions to the challenges we face,” Olszewski said. “We hope this new online reservation system will allow for greater convenience for our residents to take full advantage of the resources their government has to offer.”

Through this online platform, residents are now able to sign-up online for the following services:

Senior Food Distribution Appointments

Since May 2020, the Baltimore County Department of Aging has provided boxes of food to adults age 60 and older, to help address food insecurity and provide seniors with chronic health conditions with the option to limit trips outside. Food kits include a well-balanced collection of fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, a frozen chicken and nonperishable food to help meet the weekly nutritional needs of older adults. Since last May, the Department of Aging has offered almost one million meals to older adults.

The County will continue to distribute food to older adults by appointment only. Appointments will open each Monday at 8:30 a.m. for appointments the following week.

“We want to give our County’s older adults as many options as possible to take advantage of this program that helps keep people fed and safe, and we’re very pleased to be able to streamline the registration process for those that have ability to do so,” said Baltimore County Department of Aging Director Laura D. Riley. “This is another great step forward in putting more of our offerings online and will be another important tool in our toolbox to help expand access to access this critical service.”

To register online, residents will need to provide a phone number, which becomes their unique account ID, and an email address. Individuals will then receive a confirmation of their appointment via email or by text message.

Residents can sign-up at https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/aging-food-distribution.

In addition to signing-up using the online portal, residents over 60 years of age can continue to call 410-887-2040 to schedule their pick-up date, time and location.

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For more information about the food distribution for older adults, call 410-887-2040.

Career Center Appointments

The Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development currently offers residents who need assistance finding a job access to a number of tools, resources and services, including career planning, job search assistance, occupational skills training, skills enhancement training, access to labor market information, GED and literacy programs and career development workshops.

Residents can now use the Online Appointment Registry Portal to schedule appointments for self-service in-person resources, including computer resource labs, office technology, individual work spaces, and other services at the County’s Hunt Valley and Liberty Career Centers.

These in-person resources are available by appointment only to ensure appropriate physical distancing and implementation of other COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Residents can sign-up at https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/career-centers.

“As we continue to see the ongoing impact and long-term shifts in our economy due to the pandemic, we remain committed to supporting Baltimore County’s job seekers,” said County Department of Economic and Workforce Development Director Leonard Howie. “During this critical time, we hope our County residents take advantage of this new system and the many services and resources offered to them.”

Customers can learn more about Baltimore County’s job seeker services by visiting the County’s website or by contacting talentworks@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-8000.

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