In the leaky kitchen of what was once the famed Haussner's restaurant in Highlandtown, known for its strawberry pie and its walls covered in artwork, crews of volunteers arrive daily to gather up groceries and a week's worth of freshly prepared meals to deliver to poor, homebound people with HIV and AIDS.
The program that began as meals cooked in one man's kitchen has evolved just as the face of AIDS has changed, said Moveable Feast Executive Director Vic Basile. While AIDS was once a disease found mostly in white men, 40 percent of the charity's clients are now women, he said. Most are African-American, and many have children.
Photo(s); 1. Sharon and Ralph Holzman of Pikesville join other members of the Temple Beth El congregation in preparing meals at the old Haussner's restaurant in Highlandtown. 2. Sonia Obstler and [Adelaide Habel] brave the snow to deliver meals and groceries to AIDS patients.; Credit: KIM HAIRSTON : SUN STAFF