New collaboration between 17 Baltimore businesses and non-profits provides over $1mn in contributions to address COVID-19 Food Insecurity for Baltimore City residents
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact in Baltimore, prominent local businesses and non-profit organizations are collaborating to help address the food insecurity of Baltimore City children, families and communities.
Two new funds have been established from $1 million in generous corporate donations – one with Baltimore-based Fund for Educational Excellence and one with Baltimore Community Foundation. The funds will allow the businesses and their employees an opportunity to contribute directly to food insecurity solutions beyond those provided by state and federal funds. In addition, the collaboration will manage a volunteering platform coordinated by Volunteering Untapped and Baltimore Corps to support food distribution.
The collaborative effort was initiated by the philanthropic representatives of several local companies, including: The Baltimore Ravens and The Stephen and Renee Bisciotti Foundation, Bank of America, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), Comcast, Constellation, Excelon, BGE, Legg Mason, M&T Bank, T. Rowe Price, Under Armour and Wells Fargo.
Together, these organizations worked with Baltimore City leadership to identify food insecurity as one of the most immediate challenges resulting from COVID-19.
Source: Herald Mail-Media
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