Griffin discusses challenges of funding during pandemic for Franciscan Center and all charities


Because we haven’t been able to sit down and eat a proper crab cake at Faidley’s at Lexington Market or have some chicken and waffles at State Fare in Catonsville with our guests, we have been doing one longish episode rather than our customary three shorter blocks of conversation.

Last week, we had the privilege of telling the story of Stephen Allbright, the head chef at The Franciscan Center here in Baltimore, as well as the mission and their work in feeding and assisting folks during this pandemic and beyond. Today, we’ll meet the leader of the organization, Jeff Griffin whose Dundalk roots charmed Nestor as we told the story of a local organization moving forward in a terrible climate for our community and our country.

Given the current state of America in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and protests on our streets and throughout the world, we will be focusing on race and the future moving forward in many of our upcoming July episodes.

Clearly, we voted last month. And we hope you voted, too, and are ready to vote again in November!

We are all in this together and this is a time to educate, unite and keep each other safe. But we also have some extra time to read and learn and educate ourselves in many ways.

We will continue to produce high-quality, intelligent conversations with thought leaders as our citizens try to readjust to this pandemic during the summer at Baltimore Positive.

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We’ll try to keep you cool.