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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

What the American Rescue Plan Means for Maryland

What the American Rescue Plan Means for Maryland

The American Rescue Plan contains four key provisions specifically designed to attack some of the root causes of hunger that have kept many of Maryland’s families and individuals trapped in cycles of food insecurity for generations. Find out what this plan means for Maryland.

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National Volunteer Month – April 2021

National Volunteer Month – April 2021

While COVID-19 drastically disrupted MFB’s Volunteer Program at the start of the pandemic, our valiant volunteers quickly pivoted and stepped up to help the food bank accelerate the heightened levels of food distribution that were suddenly required.

This National Volunteer Month, we want to express our deep appreciation for these passionate volunteers and thank them for their unwavering dedication to helping feed Marylanders during this incredibly challenging time, and the four decades before.

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Hearts, Hands and Hope, the 2020 MFB Annual Report

Hearts, Hands and Hope, the 2020 MFB Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2021 was a year unlike anything the Maryland Food Bank has seen in its more than 40 years of existence. COVID-19 drove an unprecedented number of Marylanders into food insecurity, but your generosity allowed us to rise up and meet the need.

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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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