With the gradual shift toward conscious, sustainable treatment of food in our society, reducing food waste has become a focal point for legislators, scholars, and advocates alike. It’s a travesty that so much food goes to waste when so many are hungry, and the Maryland Food Bank has built fighting food waste into the way we work. Find out how we make the best of an inefficient food system.
When we say “We Are Maryland’s Food Bank,” we truly mean we. Without your support we would not be able to provide healthy and nutritious food for Maryland’s children, seniors, members of the military, and working families who want to lead productive lives, free from the burden of hunger. We do this because food is a basic human right. We do this because we can remove some of the barriers to self-sufficiency by the act of providing food.
This year, make a resolution to ensure that every child, family, and individual in our state has access to the most basic human need — access to nutritious food. With your help, we can continue to change the landscape of food-insecurity in Maryland, and hopefully, make it a thing of the past.
Food Lion Feeds recently hosted their annual Great Pantry Makeover event—and this year, two Maryland Food Bank partners, Soul Harvest (Baltimore) and Delmarva Evangelistic Church (Salisbury), were two of 60 lucky feeding agencies to win. The grants from Food Lion Feeds will ultimately help build the partners’ pantry’s capacity to store and distribute nutritious food to their respected communities.
The Farm to Food Bank Program is an innovative and cooperative effort between farmers, volunteers, and the Maryland Food Bank which helps get nutritious produce into the hands of food-insecure Marylanders. Amy Cawley, who runs the program will blog regularly through the growing season, giving you an insider’s view of how we get fresh produce from farm to food bank.