Westminster, MD, Monday, March 23, 2020 –Carroll County Food Sunday will be providing non-perishable/shelf-stable food for its clients on Tuesday, March 24, and Thursday, March 26, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., on the parking lot of East Middle School at 121 Longwell Avenue, in Westminster. In order to manage the distribution, we ask that individuals stagger their pick-up day based on their last name: those whose last name begins with “A through M” pick up on Tuesday; those whose last name begins with “N through Z’ pick up on Thursday. Please be prepared to show an ID for verification.

Bags of food will be distributed in a drive-through operation. Food Sunday is working with the Carroll County Government to provide this non-perishable food in a setting that affords safety to everyone in these unprecedented times when health issues are of utmost concern. Further announcements will be forthcoming about future distribution.

Accurate COVID-19 information is vital to our community. For the most current and accurate information about the situation, please refer to the following:

State of Maryland:  https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/

Carroll County Health Department (CCHD):https://cchd.maryland.gov/covid-19/

Maryland Department of Health (MDH):     https://health.maryland.gov/pages/home.aspx

Centers for Disease Control (CDC):  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Carroll County Government has developed a dedicated COVID-19 page with important links and updates:  https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/covid19

Anyone feeling ill should contact their health care professional. CCHD continues to operate a hotline, available 8 am – 5 pm at 410-876-4848, 7 days a week. After hours, callers may leave a message or call 2-1-1. All emergencies should continue to call 9-1-1.