It has been a struggle for many former Sparrows Point steel workers since the place went up for sale, so the Maryland Food Bank is stepping in to help out.
The food bank handed out more than 30,000 pounds of food on Wednesday to the workers and other members of the community impacted by the plant’s closure.
The union says this round of layoffs was especially tough because workers lost all their benefits in addition to their jobs.
“Many of our members have to choose between purchasing healthcare and being able to pay rent or mortgage,” says Mike Lewis, Financial Secretary of USW Local 947. “So everyone is extremely challenged and grateful for Maryland Food Bank for this opportunity to at least take some level of stress off our membership.”
The Maryland Food Bank serves about 1,000 families each day.
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