Maryland Food Bank Eastern Shore Sees Over 40% Increase in New Clients

Like food banks across the nation, Maryland Food Bank Eastern Shore is seeing increased demand due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Jennifer Small, Regional Programs Director for Maryland Food Bank Eastern Shore tells Delmarva News Network’s Hunter Landon they have been a 40 percent increase in new clients. She says compared to this time last year their distribution efforts have increase 100 percent.

Small says “We’re encouraging our partners to adhere to Governor Hogan’s social distancing mandate by wearing masks, continuing to practice good hygiene and adjusting programs to eliminate contact.”

Maryland Food Bank Eastern Shore is an affiliate of Feeding America, the largest hunger-relief organization in the nation. To donate to Feeding America and it’s affiliated food banks as part of the Radio Cares Emergency Radiothon, visit www.radiocares.orgĀ or text FEED to 95819.