When Baltimore County residents Rick and Carol Bernstein brought homegrown fruits and vegetables to their local food bank in the mid-1990s, it was a surprise to the workers there to receive something other than canned goods and dry pasta.
United Way of Central Maryland distributed 3,600 Thanksgiving meal boxes this year, an increase over last year as the economic recovery passes some people by and others are struggling with cuts to food stamps.
St. Vincent de Paul Society's Front Door program is due in the Baltimore suburbs, where the population of poor has grown. Front Door recognizes that subsistence strategies like soup kitchen lines and homeless shelters are mere holding actions. The program teaches financial planning, among other skills, and moves clients into housing with the rent covered for a time.
Homeless and financial unstable individuals can receive dental care, housing information and identification cards at Project Homeless Connect, an event expected to draw more than a thousand to the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday.
The local United Way has named a former CEO of Legg Mason Inc. to lead its effort to raise more than $24 million for programs to improve education, financial stability and health for central Marylanders.
With the Ravens needing to cut down their roster from 75 to 53 by Saturday at 6 p.m., there will undoubtedly be some anxious moments for many players over the next two days. However, recent history suggests that the 10 members from the team¿s 2013 draft class shouldn¿t worry.
As officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs look internally for solutions to a claims backlog that is drawing increasing fire from Capitol Hill, they are also reaching for outside help from some of the nation's best-known veterans groups.
The United Way of Central Maryland will provide nearly $3 million in community grants intended to provide financial stability to families, quality education to children and healthy alternatives to individuals, the organization said this week.
The United Way of Central Maryland's Access to Healthy Food Initiative distributed more than 2.8 million in groceries — enough to fill 56 tractor trailers — to low-income individuals and families, the organization announced Tuesday.