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City to Support Route Comminities Care in COVID-19 Relief Work

The City has included a total of $124,000 in their Cares Relief Fund plan with Prince George’s County to provide for grants for food delivery service to organizations to assist with food delivery to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the City Council has approved a total of $64,000 from the allocation for provision of food services. ($12,000 in April 2020 and $20,000 in May 2020 grants each to Meals on Wheels and the College Park Food Bank). Route One Communities Care project has brought residents of College Park, Hyattsville, Riverdale Park, University Park and soon possibly Berwyn Heights together to raise funds to support local restaurants along the Route 1 corridor and to feed County/local families experiencing food insecurity. This week, and in the coming weeks, the Food Factory and Marathon Deli (both College Park restaurants) will be preparing meals to be delivered to the College Park Church of the Nazarene and other food distribution sites. A total of seven local restaurants are now participating and the food is to be distributed to a number of food pantries and churches locally, including those in the City of College Park. Depending on financial resources, the number of restaurants and distribution sites could be expanded. More about the Route One Communities Cares can be found at FeedRouteOne.org. At this week’s meeting, the City Council will consider approving a grant to the Route One Communities Care Project in the amount of $10,000. The grant would be reimbursed by the County’s Cares Relief Fund allocated to the City.

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