Photo: @myjerkpit on Instagram

As we enter another week of this crisis, staying focused and optimistic grows increasingly difficult for many of us. “We’re in this together” has become a mantra of our daily lives, and for good reason. In College Park, the restaurant scene consists in large part of locally owned restaurants of all cuisines. We may be facing overwhelming uncertainty right now, but we do still have the power to preserve the beloved diverse culture of this town by supporting restaurants that are working hard to stay on their feet.

Today, we are thinking of The Jerk Pit, an authentic Jamaican restaurant located on Baltimore Avenue. At the end of last month, this restaurant gave back to its surrounding community by providing 100 meals to frontline workers at Doctor’s Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland. The restaurant is still open for takeout and delivery every day, and customers can order delivery from The Jerk Pit directly through their website. Please consider supporting a local restaurant such as this one for one of your meals this week.

For more information on how to support local businesses, please visit our Full COVID-19 Business List.

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