Well-known for their educational programming for underserved youth and volunteerism, local nonprofit ‘So What Else’ is now on a mission to deliver fresh food and warm meals to those most in need across Baltimore, MD, during COVID-19 . Harnessing their network of hundreds of volunteers and community partners, the organization has distributed more than 56,000 lbs of food to 24 locations including our Baltimore-based supportive housing programs.
Thanks to ‘So What Else’, our more than 200 low-income adults and families living in our Leola Dorsey, Pratt House, and Paca House supportive housing programs have benefitted from hot meals from Mera Kitchen Collaborative and Baltimore Community Foods; as well as boxes of fresh produce, bread, pastries, and non-perishables from 4myCity and Food Rescue Baltimore.
We want to especially thank Christine Garrahan, Emergency Relief Director at ‘So What Else’, for coordinating our deliveries. Christine was a steadfast supporter and volunteer for our programs well before COVID-19 hit and we simply love her for it!
“It’s hard to say who is vulnerable during these times because everyone is vulnerable – the elderly, the newly employed, the families living paycheck to paycheck, the folks dealing with income insecurity for the first time, those in quarantine, the mentally ill, and the physically challenged. Everyone has a need and the systems that are in place aren’t prepared to handle those needs. That’s why we are stepping up!” – Christine Garrahan