BALTIMORE (WMAR) - Nearly 400 low-income families received healthy food boxes as part of Family Food Day in Baltimore Thursday.
Family Food Day took place at St. Francis Xavier Church Undercroft in East Baltimore. Food boxes that were distributed contained canned corn, green beans, carrots, beef broth, and peanut butter, and is meant to help feed a family of four for one week, according to United Way spokesperson Ashley Gorby.
Nearly 40 volunteers, including college students who participated in United Way of Central Maryland's Alternative Spring Break, took part in handing out the food boxes.
According to United Way of Central Maryland, there are more than 300,000 people who lack consistent access to healthy, affordable food. Nearly 16 percent of those 300,000 are children.
“Food insecurity is a profound problem in our community,” said Molly Shattuck, founder of Molly Shattuck Vibrant Living and UWCM’s Healthy Food Ambassador. “It’s imperative that we continue to come up with solutions to put healthy, affordable meals on the tables of families who need it. We're grateful for the support and collaboration of Feed The Children and for our partnership with St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore."
By Friday, 800 food boxes will be distributed by the United Way and Feed The Children to pre-registered families whose children attend St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore's Head Start Caroline site.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Inside the Baltimore Police Department's watch center is the hub from which city police can view hundreds of crime cameras, pull up street corners and follow suspicious activity sometimes in progress; fancy hardware increasingly complimenting witty software.
ABC2 Investigators uncover Baltimore Police officers making huge amounts of overtime as the agency downplays the total amount spent on OT.
Scripps reviewed dozens of lawsuits and spoke with former insiders who all allege the companies that handle Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s asbestos and pollution claims, wrongfully delay or deny payment to cancer victims...