BALTIMORE (WJZ) — So many people have needed to cancel journeys as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. However when Elizabeth Dickinson’s journey overseas was canceled, she determined to rediscover her hometown of Baltimore as a substitute.
“I had deliberate to go to Eire in Might 2020,” she stated. “I used to be actually bummed. Like like many people, it was disappointing to need to put our lives on maintain.”
Caught at residence, Dickinson nonetheless needed an journey and got down to have one in her Baltimore neighborhood.
“I stumbled on this extraordinary scent and this line of individuals ready,” she stated.
Her first discovery: Motzi Bread.
It’s a spot the place bakery homeowners Maya and Russell are providing a pay-what-you-can price to assist their struggling clients.
“So we give the listed worth after which we are saying we are able to modify it to what you wish to pay,” Maya stated.
Down the highway, Dickinson discovered Larder Cafe the place they’re providing a sliding scale of costs.
“We gave them three costs, one which’s like our regular worth, one which’s sponsored by the upper worth so charging lower than what it price to make it, but when different individuals purchase the upper worth than that makes the lower cost potential,” Helene Del Pesco, Proprietor of Larder Cafe, stated.
It was a brand new discovery for Dickinson to see how her neighborhood was pulling collectively throughout the pandemic.
“These companies weren’t simply being artistic about keep alive, they have been additionally taking the time to know how they’ll serve their neighbors, how they are often there for his or her neighborhood,” she stated.