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When the Key Bridge Fell, the Food Safety Net Stood Up

The Key Bridge collapse is a tragic event that will have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences.

Thankfully, due to the generosity of our donors, supporters, and our friends in Annapolis, the Maryland Food Bank and its statewide food safety net stands ready to offer assistance and support to neighbors—both every day, and in times of heightened need.

"When the Key Bridge collapsed, we contacted the local charity we usually support to find out how we could best support the people in the Baltimore area who have been so heavily affected, either directly or indirectly, by the disaster. They suggested that the best way to do that would be to donate to the Maryland Food Bank, because you can get food to where it is most currently needed, backing up the local organizations."


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Neighbors in Need

If you or someone you know has been impacted by the collapse of the Key Bridge and need food assistance, please enter your ZIP code into our Find Food tool and you’ll find a list of partners right in your neighborhood that can help.

Strengthening our Partners

Building upon our close relationships with our partners in the affected regions, we’ve been deeply engaged in understanding their needs.

Eleven of our most-impacted community partner sites (in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County) seek volunteers to help expand their offerings.

Ready to help? Choose a partner below to contact them directly:


Contact Name

Preferred Contact Method(s)

Partner Address

Sandalwood Elementary School Shannon Ament Email 900 S Marlyn Ave, Baltimore, MD 21221
Sandy Plains Elementary School Stephanie Draper (works with Whitney Leonard) Phone 8330 Kavanagh Rd, Baltimore, MD 21222
Deep Creek Elementary Tracey Collins Email 1101 E Homberg Ave, Baltimore, MD 21221
KIPP Baltimore Jabriera Handy Email 2000 Edgewood St, Baltimore, MD 21216
Elev8Baltimore Tia Bribson & Shawn Lucas Email / Email 844 Roundview Rd, Baltimore, MD 21225
Robert W. Coleman Elementary Jada Powell Email 2400 Windsor Ave, Baltimore, MD 21216
Catherine’s Family & Youth Services Inc Valarie Matthews Email 2835 Virginia Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
Cherry Hill UMC Margaret Roberts Phone 3225 Round Rd, Brooklyn, MD 21225
Family Kitchen Greta Carter Email / Phone 360 S Dukeland St, Baltimore, MD 21223
Liberty Grace Church of God Alfredia Brooks Phone 3400 Copley Rd, Baltimore, MD 21215

Translation Services Sought 

We are also hearing that there is a need for bi-lingual volunteers to welcome and help our Spanish-speaking neighbors navigate the safety net. If you are able to provide this critical skill, please contact Partner Marketing.

On behalf of our neighbors and partners, thank you for your willingness to be there for your fellow Marylander, no matter the circumstances.

About The Author

About The Author

Ben Gross

For more than 30 years, Ben has been helping organizations raise awareness and inspire action by creating compelling narratives. And since 2018, Ben has been Maryland Food Bank's Staff Writer, elevating the voices of food-insecure neighbors to further Maryland Food Bank's mission of feeding people, strengthening communities, and ending hunger for more Marylanders.

We Need Your Help

Programs, campaigns, and educational outreach at the Maryland Food Bank has always relied on the philanthropic support of charitable individuals like you.

Much like our food distribution efforts, outreach activities at the Maryland Food Bank rely on generous donations of money and time.

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