La Plata, Md.—Dash In is helping to support four Mid-Atlantic-area food banks with $200,000 in unrestricted grants, the Wills Group company announced last week.
The four $50,000 grants will go to the Food Bank of Delaware, the Maryland Food Bank, Feed More and the Capital Area Food Bank as they respond to urgent needs in their communities, supporting pre-made meal kits, modified distribution strategies to reduce gatherings of people and increased recruitment of younger volunteers to help meet heightened demand.
“Given the struggles and unprecedented demand our food bank partners are having due to school closures and increasing unemployment rates, we had to act,” said Julian B. Wills III, president, Dash In. “To help address the needs of hungry children and families in the communities we serve, we want to give food banks the flexible dollars they need to source and distribute food. We hope this donation provides some relief in tackling today’s barriers, along with new challenges that may arise in the coming weeks.”