Facing Hunger in Maryland means different things to different people. For some, it’s dealing with the uncertainty of not knowing where their next meal will come from; for others, it’s trying to help their hungry neighbors in need. Then there are people like Dorothy Wilson, who has experienced both sides of facing hunger in Maryland.
Hunger in Maryland can affect anyone. Families, senior citizens, and hardworking adults who have dedicated their lives to helping others. In this installment of Facing Hunger in Maryland, we meet Barb M., a former social worker, at her local food pantry.
Senior citizens throughout Maryland often have to choose between the impossible — paying for medical care or buying groceries. And for many seniors, food often takes a back seat to ensure critical bills are paid. In this installment of Facing Hunger in Maryland, we meet with a food-insecure senior citizen on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Victor Chaia.
The people facing hunger in Maryland are not always what you may expect. Hunger is everywhere — next door, at your child’s soccer game, the car next to you in traffic, even college campuses. In this series, we’ll introduce you to some individuals and families in Maryland, and show you the true faces of food insecurity.
There are more seniors facing hunger in Maryland than you may expect. From Cumberland to Cambridge, 1 in 20 seniors don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. We recently spoke with 82-year-old Martha Allen, who is both a food recipient, and volunteer at Baltimore’s New Life Evangelical Baptist Church Food Pantry.