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How We Fight Hunger

Our approach is to fight hunger by bringing healthy food into local communities today, while building pathways out of hunger tomorrow. Join Us

The Maryland Food Bank is feeding people, strengthening communities, and ending hunger for more Marylanders.

Today, we are serving more working families, more children, and more seniors — but it’s not enough.

We need to offer solutions that help Maryland communities end hunger for good.

In addition to sourcing and distributing more nutritious food (like produce and proteins), we seek to understand and eradicate the root causes of hunger.

Community Hunger Intervention Programs

The Maryland Food Bank reduces the stigma of hunger and reduces the need directly through targeted feeding programs.

Pathways Out of Hunger

The Maryland Food Bank helps people move out of food insecurity and helps them thrive through programs like FoodWorks.

Nutrition Education

Learn how to reduce the challenges Marylanders face in eating healthy, balanced meals, from Maryland Food Bank experts.

Ongoing Hunger Awareness Campaigns

The Maryland Food Bank’s fight against hunger takes on added momentum through ongoing awareness campaigns.

We Need Your Help

Our ability to strengthen Maryland’s food safety net and develop pathways out of hunger for our neighbors in need relies on the philanthropic support of charitable people like you.

Food distribution, workforce development programs, and educational efforts require generous donations of money and time.

We hope you’ll consider a contribution.

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Latest Food Distribution News

Delegate Henson’s Food for Thought: Childhood Hunger

Delegate Henson’s Food for Thought: Childhood Hunger

In the first of a planned series of blog posts, Maryland Delegate and MFB Board Member Shaneka Henson shares her unique views on how hunger is holding down Maryland’s schoolchildren, and how statewide partnerships between the MFB and community institutions are helping break down the barriers preventing our children from thriving.

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It’s Hunger Action Month and We Need You!

It’s Hunger Action Month and We Need You!

September marks Hunger Action Month, an opportunity be a part of the nationwide movement to take a stand against hunger and help our neighbors in need. With more food-insecure Marylanders than ever before due to COVID-19, we need you to act.

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Partner Spotlight: Ministerio Puerta de Paz

Partner Spotlight: Ministerio Puerta de Paz

Ministerio Puerta de Paz, located in Odenton, Maryland, is one of the many temporary partners that have joined forces with the Maryland Food Bank and stepped up to serve the increased need in their community during COVID-19.

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Nutrition Matters: August Update from the Educational Garden

Nutrition Matters: August Update from the Educational Garden

In the latest installment of “Nutrition Matters,” MFB’s director of nutrition Kate Long takes readers on a tour of the Partner Garden – a special area in our larger Education Garden that is devoted to teaching our Network Partners how gardening can help strengthen their communities.

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