Maryland Post 47 food pantry, Buddy Checks

Joseph L Davis Post 47 set up a food pantry outside of the post to serve its community during the COVID-19 pandemic while checking on its members through phone calls and social media.
As part of the COVID-19 response, Shirley Gittings, Post Manager of Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47 in Havre de Grace, Md., helps keep the post clean and maintains a “drive up style” food pantry to help their community during the outbreak on Thursday, April 23. Photo by Matt Roth/The American Legion
As part of the COVID-19 response, Shirley Gittings, Post Manager of Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47 in Havre de Grace, Md., helps keep the post clean and maintains a “drive up style” food pantry to help their community during the outbreak on Thursday, April 23. Photo by Matt Roth/The American Legion
Brianna Bosze, 6, points to an item she’d like from the food pantry locate on the front porch of the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47 in Havre de Grace, Md., Thursday, April 23, 2020. She and her family dropped off donations and picked up some food while they were there. Photo by Matt Roth/The American Legion
Brianna Bosze, 6, points to an item she’d like from the food pantry locate on the front porch of the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47 in Havre de Grace, Md., Thursday, April 23, 2020. She and her family dropped off donations and picked up some food while they were there. Photo by Matt Roth/The American Legion
A face-mask-clad statue of Revolutionary War French Military Officer Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette stands in front of the shuttered Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47 Thursday April 23, 2019. Photo by Matt Roth/The American Legion
A face-mask-clad statue of Revolutionary War French Military Officer Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette stands in front of the shuttered Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47 Thursday April 23, 2019. Photo by Matt Roth/The American Legion
A local Havre de Grace, Md., restaurant, Vintage Cafe, donated food they weren’t able to use to the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47, Thursday, April 23. The cafe’s owner George Mullin, foreground, the cafe manager Bridget Heckel, background left, and Shirley Gittings, Post Manager, background right, unload the truck into the post’s garage. Photo by Matt Roth/The American Legion
A local Havre de Grace, Md., restaurant, Vintage Cafe, donated food they weren’t able to use to the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47, Thursday, April 23. The cafe’s owner George Mullin, foreground, the cafe manager Bridget Heckel, background left, and Shirley Gittings, Post Manager, background right, unload the truck into the post’s garage. Photo by Matt Roth/The American Legion
A local Havre de Grace, Md., restaurant, Vintage Cafe, donated food they weren’t able to use to the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47, Thursday, April 23. Volunteers and post members unload the truck into the post’s garage. Photo by Matt Roth/The American Legion
A local Havre de Grace, Md., restaurant, Vintage Cafe, donated food they weren’t able to use to the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47, Thursday, April 23. Volunteers and post members unload the truck into the post’s garage. Photo by Matt Roth/The American Legion
Canned goods inside the “drive up style” food pantry located on the porch of the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47 in Havre de Grace, Md. Photo by Matt Roth/The American Legion
Canned goods inside the “drive up style” food pantry located on the porch of the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47 in Havre de Grace, Md. Photo by Matt Roth/The American Legion
Post member Jeff Black refurbishes the lounge area of the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47 in Havre de Grace, Md., Thursday, April 23, 2020. Photo by Matt Roth/The American Legion
Post member Jeff Black refurbishes the lounge area of the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47 in Havre de Grace, Md., Thursday, April 23, 2020. Photo by Matt Roth/The American Legion