Community groups receive donations from Ausherman Family Foundation, food distribution program started
At the Frederick Rescue Mission Thursday, local food banks met to receive $5,000 from the Ausherman Family Foundation.
It was the start of F.O.O.D. or the Frederick Organizations Optimizing Distribution program, an effort to streamline food distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Without COVID, we meet with these food banks every quarter anyway,” said Arnold Farlow, executive director of the Frederick Rescue Mission. “So basically we’re getting better organized and doing more collaboration to make sure that no one in Frederick is hungry.”
Farlow said when COVID-19 started, people wanted to help those in need. But those individuals or groups weren’t necessarily distributing food in the places that needed it most.
For example, pop-up groups would go to Mullinix Park, which is located between two of the largest food banks in the city.
Source: The Frederick News-Post