Overview

Nutrition Services will provide processing of local fruits and vegetables. This produce will be sorted, cleaned, cut, blanched, and frozen for distribution to institutions throughout the Eastern Shore. Nutrition Services will also prepare healthy, complete meals for distribution through services such as Meals on Wheels. Female inmates will receive job training in food processing, safety, and distribution. Finally, this will serve as a permanent home for the Caroline County Public Schools backpack food program.

Objectives

  • Provide job training and a career path for female inmates

  • Provide jobs for adults with special needs

  • Provide institutions (schools, hospitals, prisons, etc.) with healthy, local produce for use in their meals all year long

  • Provide delivery services such as Meals on Wheels with significantly better meal solutions for the Eastern Shore

  • Improve nutrition for the region's senior citizens, students, and patients

  • Provide local farmers with new revenue streams 

Timeline

We've done our best to estimate our project timeline. However, reality doesn't always cooperate with even the best-laid plans! The timeline below is our best current estimate of when Nurtrition Services will be fully operational. It will launch with a limited service area as soon as the new education building for Farming4Hunger is completed (Stage 1 below). The building will house both Farming4Hunger and Nurtrition Services.

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