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Approach

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

Overcoming Stigma from the Voices of People We Serve

Overcoming Stigma from the Voices of People We Serve

While more and more individuals continue to visit food pantries across the state, MFB remains dedicated to tapping into potential populations of food-insecure Marylanders struggling to reach out due to psychological barriers. In this blog, we hear firsthand accounts from food recipients who overcame their fears and anxieties around asking for help to fulfill their basic needs.

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Experiencing the Stigma of Food Assistance for the First Time

Experiencing the Stigma of Food Assistance for the First Time

A record number of Marylanders have been accessing our statewide food assistance safety net since the pandemic emerged, many for the first time. In this blog, two of our long-standing partners discuss the stigma surrounding food assistance and share how they help hungry Marylanders overcome it.

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MFB’s Backbone: Innovative Donors Keep Us Moving

MFB’s Backbone: Innovative Donors Keep Us Moving

The pandemic is no match for the drive and determination of our donors. Individuals and families of all ages and walks of life have stepped up in a major way, doing what they can to help keep Marylanders fed during this difficult time.

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