SHORE UP! Inc. was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the Rural Maryland Council’s Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF).

Funding will be used to purchase a meal truck to serve economically disadvantaged children and their families in the agency’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs. The truck will also be utilized to serve adults in the Adult Day Services Program, delivering meals to elderly or disabled individuals who are unable to prepare or purchase their own meals at home.

According to the Rural Maryland Council website, “MAERDAF provides capacity building grants to rural serving nonprofit organizations and community colleges that promote statewide and regional planning, health care, economic and community development and agricultural and forestry education.”

SHORE UP! is one of 21 grantees in the area of Community and Economic Development. For more information on the 2021 grant recipients, visit



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