[Laurel, MD] – Food insecure households are among those people who are more susceptible to the COVID-19 public health crisis, according to the Maryland Food Bank.
“Kids who are missing meals at school, seniors who can’t leave their homes out of fear, and people who were food insecure even before COVID-19 hit, are particularly vulnerable during this time,” says Amy Chase, Director of Corporate Relations at the Maryland Food Bank.
To help area food banks meet the increased demand brought on by the COVID-19 crisis, the TowerCares Foundation has donated $75,000 to three local food banks. The Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore, Md., the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C., and the Anne Arundel County Food Bank in Crownsville, Md. each received $25,000, for a total donation of $75,000.
“With the help of this generous donation from the TowerCares Foundation, we’ll be able to shore up our supply of emergency food, which in turn, will funnel into Maryland communities that have been hit hard by this pandemic,” Chase says. “We know this is an urgent health crisis that will have broader economic impacts in the future; that’s why we’re grateful to TowerCares for helping us ensure our neighbors have access to the nutritious food they need now.”
“The Foundation, along with Tower Federal Credit Union, is deeply committed to giving back to the communities in which we live and work,” says Richard Stafford, TowerCares President and President/CEO of Tower Federal Credit Union.
“TowerCares is making this donation in honor of Tower Federal Credit Union’s 500+ employees, who are ardent supporters of TowerCares, in recognition of the outstanding job they are doing of continuing to serve members’ financial needs in these challenging times.”
“The mission of TowerCares is to help children in need as well as brave and heroic individuals and their families who sacrificed while protecting our freedom,” Stafford says. “The donated funds will help restock depleted food bank shelves and provide assistance for vulnerable children and local families impacted by the pandemic.”
Since its inception in 2016, the TowerCares Foundation has provided over $800,000 in grants and donations to local charities and scholarships for children in need. For details about TowerCares or to make a donation, visit towercaresfoundation.org.