Catholic Charities DC gave away food Tuesday in Prince George’s County, Maryland to help families economically affected by the coronavirus public health crisis.
It was the first of many events that the nonprofit will hold at the Susan Dennison Mona Center in Camp Springs.
More than 400 packages filled with 27 pounds of meat, fruits and vegetables were distributed at the drive-thru. Hot roast beef meals were also given out. And residents had access to dozens of other services, including mental health care, legal assistance and medical care.
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“The struggles of people, with the pandemic, have become worse and worse, so we’re just trying to make sure that we address the real need in Prince George’s County,” said the Rev. John Enzler, who serves at the president of the nonprofit.
They will hold another event May 5 at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville and expect to serve about 1,000 families. Catholic Charities DC is also working on future events, including one in Landover.
“We don’t have any rules about who gets service,” Enzler said. “I want to make sure we serve the community and most of all, help Prince George’s County residents feel like the community cares about them.”