Upwards of 54 million people are facing insecurity during the year-long pandemic according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Writing in Last October’s AAMC bulletin, Bridget Balch states “Since food insecurity and poor nutrition are associated with several chronic illnesses that put people at higher risk for the more severe complications of COVID-19, the food access crisis threatens to exacerbate the already glaring disparities in health outcomes for vulnerable people, including low-income people, children, older adults, and immigrants living in the United States illegally.”
Kent County is no different, and Mobile Food Pantry Coordinator for the Kent County Local Management Board LaToya Johnson wants everyone to be aware of the help to meet the needs of the underserved in our communities.
“As the Mobile Food Pantry Coordinator, I have been tasked with holding Mobile Pantries 1-2 times a month at local organizations and churches. We have been holding these around Kent County throughout the pandemic; serving at least 80-100 or more families each time,” Johnson says.
The next Mobile Pantry will be held in Betterton at the VFC on Monday, April 12th and one on Wednesday, April 28th in Rock Hall at the Food Pantry.
For more information, go here.
The Chestertown Farmers’ and Artisan Market is pleased to announce the start of the Full Season Market, March 27th-December 25th 2021. Artisans, along with new and returning Farm vendors, will be set up every Saturday on blocks of 200 and 300 High Street from 8am to Noon. Visit www.chestertownfarmersmarket.
Last week, we highlighted the Eastern parson spider (Herpyllus ecclesiasticus). This spider is pretty ordinary in terms of its behavior, but has a very unique pattern on its abdomen. This pattern is said to look like a cravat or ruffled neck tie of a clergy, hence the name parson spider. Part of the ground spider family, the parson spider is primarily a nocturnal hunter of insects. If found in your home, it should be of no concern, best just to let it be or release it back to its natural woodland habitat.