June 24, 2020
Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., has awarded Hood College’s Frederick Food Security Network (FFSN) $7,500 in COVID-19 emergency funds to hire two agricultural assistants during the peak of the growing season for 10 weeks. These hires will allow the FFSN to provide fresh produce to the people who need it most.
“This generous donation from Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., will allow us to hire two students to help in our five community gardens and three greenhouses,” said Claire Hudson, interim FFSN program manager. “This donation couldn’t have come at a better time. It will allow us to keep our operations going during this trying time, and it will give our students, who have either lost their jobs or internship opportunities, the chance to help in their community.”
Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., is one of the community funders that comprise the COVID-19 Philanthropic Funders Collaborative (COVID Collaborative), which also includes the Community Foundation of Frederick County, United Way of Frederick County, Ausherman Family Foundation, Helen J. Serini Foundation, Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County, and Kahlert Foundation.