Fighting Hunger on the Eastern Shore
The Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore Branch distributes food to eight counties: Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester.
In 1981, the Maryland Food Bank opened a branch in Salisbury in order to better serve our neighbors on the Eastern Shore. In its first year, the branch distributed about 33,000 meals. In FY21, the branch distributed more than 8.2 million meals to food-insecure Marylanders.
Eastern Shore Hunger Numbers
- Distributed more than 7.2 million meals in FY21.
- Features 62 Network Partners.
- The Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore Branch currently provides food through 189 distribution points in the region.
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Serving Some of Our Most Food-insecure Counties
The Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore Branch serves some of the most food-insecure counties in the state, including Wicomico and Somerset counties.
Since its launch, the Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore Branch has grown its distribution significantly. In the last few years, the branch has expanded the Maryland Food Bank’s School Pantry Program, which distributes food to children and families in need throughout the school year to 46 pantries.