Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Free food for those without power

News released from HSEMA early this morning:
District of Columbia Opens Food Distribution Centers to Address Emergency Need

City officials activate comprehensive food plan for residents


(Washington, DC) – With over 40,000 residents across the District of Columbia still without power since the June 29 derecho (the meteorological term for a long-lived severe thunderstorm event characterized by destructive straight-line winds), Mayor Vincent C. Gray has authorized the opening of food distribution centers to help assist individuals currently without the means to cook meals at home.

The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is currently providing food for the youth that attend their program. In addition, the District Government will set up six food distribution sites to provide boxed lunches on Tuesday July 3, and will operate during the hours of 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.

DPR Food distribution sites will be located at:

Guy Mason Recreation Center
3600 Calvert Street NW

Emery Recreation Center
5801 Georgia Avenue NW

Takoma Recreation Center
300 Van Buren Street NW

Langdon Recreation Center
2901 20th Street NE

Deanwood Recreation Center
1350 49th Street NW

Southeast Tennis and Learning Center
701 Mississippi Avenue SE

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