Prince George’s adds school meal sites; Elder hours at Whole Foods Riverdale Park


Michael Theis/Route 1 Reporter

Whole Foods Market in Riverdale Park.

The top news today: expanded school meals distribution sites, and Whole Foods launches elder hours. But first: Route 1 Reporter is launching a hopefully recurring series of articles to compile new information about food assistance available for Prince Georgians during the coronavirus pandemic disruptions. The hope is that this will be a daily-as-needed series, but the situation is rapidly changing and I’m experiment to see what works and what doesn’t, so who knows? On to the news:

Prince George’s County expands grab-and-go school meals distribution sites

The new sites bring the total number of grab-and-go meal distribution sites to 36. The grab-and-go sites originally launched with just 11 locations this past Monday. Prince George’s County’s full list of meal sites can be found at this link, updated as new sites are made available.

Maryland Department of Education has also launched a website that lets users search for nearby school meals distribution hubs. It can be found at this link.

Whole Foods Market launches senior hours in Riverdale Park, Nationwide

Per Whole Foods’ press release:

Starting on Wednesday, March 18, all Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. and Canada will service customers who are 60 and older one hour before opening to the general public, under the new adjusted hours posted on the store’s web page. (example: if a store’s new hours are 9am-8pm, customers who are 60+ can shop starting at 8am.)  

Route 1 Reporter wants to know about your food security news!

Is your organization running a food drive, food pantry or other event to address nutritional needs during the pandemic? Are you a grocer who’s offering special services to vulnerable populations? If so, contact editor Michael Theis at this link with details to share here.

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