FREDERICK, Md. – People in need of food can locate nearby distribution sites on a new online mapping application, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced today. Developed in partnership with numerous community organizations, the mobile-friendly tool allows users to find food distribution sites all across Frederick County. It provides detailed information about more than 80 locations, including hours of operation, directions, and more. The map can be found at FrederickCountyMD.gov/
“We are blessed to live in a caring community, with people who are willing to step up to offer help to others in need,” Executive Gardner said. “This new online tool makes it easier for people to find the resources they need.”
The Food Resource Map was developed by Frederick County Government Geographic Information Systems staff and the Division of Emergency Management, in partnership with several agencies and non-profits. They include: Frederick County Public Schools; City of Frederick Department of Housing and Human Services; the Ausherman Foundation; The Community Foundation of Frederick County; Blessings in a Backpack/Frederick Chapter; Maryland 2-1-1 of Frederick; the Frederick Rescue Mission; and numerous organizations that provide food banks and pop-up food distribution sites across Frederick County.
Anyone interested in adding a food distribution event to the site should contact the Frederick Rescue Mission’s food coordinator, Valerie Moore, at 301-695-6633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.