Thousands of pounds of food was delivered to Frederick County senior citizens on Friday.

Staff members with the Frederick County Senior Services Division gathered behind the Taney Avenue Senior Center to unload and organize 4,000 pounds of produce from the Maryland Food Bank.

The food was previously intended for the Groceries for Seniors program, which began in October 2014. The drive-through food distribution was suspended last month because of the COVID-19 crisis. In the past, nearly 400 residents have utilized the program throughout the year.

On Friday, the staff filled bags for more than 200 clients with fresh produce and canned goods before the food was delivered by numerous Frederick County department vehicles to senior citizens throughout the county.

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Lev928

As Russian said ... which is fact ... people are hoarding food. They're also hoarding essential supplies that they don't need. The people that need it can't get it because the hoarders (the wealthy, obese and non-essential folks) are expanding the problem.

Lev928

Since this is a food-based news story, what negative impact on the food supply is caused by obese people? There is a need for nutrition, calories and sustenance ... not for excessive food consumption by snacking between meals and randomly raiding the fridge. Because biology and science.

Lev928

For you religious folks, gluttony is a sin. In reality, gluttony takes away food resources for those that actually need it.

Russian

Trump is not obese

Lev928

Trump may not be obese, but grocery store thieves are ...

public-redux

Gluttony is not a sin in every religion. Offhand, the only one I know of for sure is Catholicism but I’m not familiar with every single one of the tens of thousands of Prot sects.

Lev928

Public ... correct.

bosco

Why are they handing out contaminated apples to seniors? They must be contaminated since the person handling them is wearing gloves.

awteam2000

Not necessarily. According to CDC, Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support in the world that transmission of COVID-19 is associated with food. But keep in mind; washing your hands before you eat anything and of course, you should always wash your vegetables and fruits straight out of the garden or produce market to protect from any contaminants.

bosco

Correct. Remember the old TV Monk? That's pretty much how I approach personal sanitation. Before all of this virus panic started I always washed my hands frequently and when eating in a restaurant always used hand sanitizer after touching anything on the table, pulling in my chair, touching the menu, etc. And I never lay my silverware directly on the bare table.

Russian

Republicans don’t accept handout.

StupidPaywall

I'm a 73 year old and alone. I received nothing.

Drgmtown62

Have you asked?

Russian

Even if they did, people like you would be hoarding the food.

Dwasserba

It's a county program run by humans who are not omnicient. I know, it shocks me too.

awteam2000

If you need help, pleas reach out.

Lev928

StupidPaywall ... you deserve far more than to be ignored.

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