As a result of BUILD’s relationship with The Johns Hopkins University and strong member organizations Koinonia Baptist Church, ReBUILD Johnston Square Neighborhood Organization, Mt Sinai Baptist Church, Zion Baptist Church, ReBUILD Metro, and Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, BUILD began delivering food to 550 families in East Baltimore on April 29 for 16 weeks. Organizing for more funding has allowed us to increase the delivery to 730 families and includes PPE.

Two local food distribution services provide fresh food each Wednesday and a local produce co-op provides fresh produce every other Thursday. Our drivers and site coordinators are paid a stipend for their time, and volunteers contact each family prior to every delivery to make sure they are still and need and will be home to receive the food.