Randallstown, MD. (July 25, 2013) – Understanding that a nourishing meal is essential to the growth of young people, 10th Legislative District Delegate and Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones joined staff at the Woodmoor PAL Center, members of the Maryland Food Bank, and executives from Giant Foods for the first day of the expansion of the food bank’s Summer Food Program. As a result of a generous $900,000 donation from Giant Food, the food bank has purchased two vans to deliver meals to the Bauer Community Kitchen.
“Children need healthy and nutritious meals in order to learn, thrive and grow,” Del. Jones said. “Unfortunately, because of today’s economic conditions, many of our young people do not receive the type of wholesome meals necessary for their development. Thanks to the efforts of the Maryland Food Bank, and the kind donation from Giant Food, the children at the Woodmoor Pal Center are provide a healthy lunch every day during the summer months.”
The delegate also praised Giant Food for giving back to the community, and assisting the food bank in such an important way. In addition to the vans purchased, the grant provided by Giant Food was used to make upgrades to the kitchen in order to increase the amount of meals prepared daily. It will also help launch 30 more Summer Food Service Program sites, an additional 30 Supper Club Program sites, and 100 more School Pantry sites by 2015.