Salisbury community working together to feed the homeless

SALISBURY, Md. – Local organizations are teaming up with the city of Salisbury to make sure that the homeless aren’t going hungry. “Every day for the past about two and a half weeks we are partnered with Halo, and Beyond Your Walls, and Wicomico library, and we are handing out bag lunches to those experiencing homelessness,” said Christine Chestnutt, Salisbury’s housing and homelessness manager.

Outside the Wicomico Public Library, people needing food can find a table filled with water, snacks, socks, and any other items donated by locals

. Chestnutt tells 47 ABC that many of the resources homeless people rely on for food are either closed down or running low. “Lots of the resources where they would normally go for food and other resources, they’re closed,” said Chestnutt. Salisbury’s housing and homelessness manager says people and organizations have been pitching in with donations, but they’re still in need of help.

Chestnutt says handing out the food is a community effort, with multiple organizations and individuals helping out. “Halo’s been providing the bag lunches with some snacks and bottled water. We’re trying to provide an extra bottle of water and some extra snacks just to fatten up the lunch just in case it’s the only meal they get for the day. So people have been dropping by dropping off cases of water and some nonperishable snacks type items,” said Chestnutt. 47 ABC is also told that volunteers are bringing food to people who might not be able to get to downtown Salisbury.

If you’d like to donate, you can stop by the library Monday through Saturday.

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