The City of Laurel is supplementing the funds that local organizations used to feed hungry people during the pandemic.
Mayor Craig A. Moe and the City Council presented Fish of Laurel/Elizabeth House with a check for $29, 800 and the Islamic Community Center of Laurel received $29, 945 at a brief ceremony on October 29, 2020.
The money is part of the Cares Act federal funds that the City of Laurel received from Prince George’s County.
“I want to thank County Executive Angela Alsobrooks for making sure that some of the federal funds flowed down to the municipalities,” Mayor Moe said. “Our plan has always been to make sure the community is well fed and prepared, and we couldn’t have done it without this help.”
Laurel’s Office of Emergency Management put together a Food Distribution program at the start of the pandemic and worked with community partners to distribute food, water, and other emergency supplies to individuals, families, homeless people, and those with special needs. There have been numerous food drives and giveaways since March.
“Our community didn’t think twice about joining our effort to take care of our neighbors, and that will continue,” Mayor Moe said.
Three other local organizations will be receiving reimbursement checks in the coming weeks.