In April 2020, as the first wave of COVID hit Maryland, ReBUILD and BUILD began exploring a way to ensure food-insecure East Baltimore families did not experience hunger–or unnecessary exposure to the deadly disease. Seven months later, the COVID relief program we devised has delivered over 1,700,000 meals to the doors of over 1,100 families, helping them stay safe and healthy as schools remain closed and as winter brings a new wave of cases.

As we work to continue to keep this program funded and operational through the difficult winter ahead, we would like to acknowledge the institutions that have funded our grocery deliveries to date–including Johns Hopkins, City Seeds, the City of Baltimore, USDA, and FEMA. We also want to thank the many individual donors and funders that helped us get the program up and running.