How We Fight HungerOur 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.
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.
Latest Food Distribution News
Though nothing could have prepared FoodWorks’ new Executive Chef for the changes to institutional learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chef Monique “Moe” Jordan has adapted to unprecedented challenges continuing culinary instruction online as the program celebrates ten years of operations.
With our brand-new Maryland Hunger map, hunger can no longer hide in Maryland. Combining information gleaned from the United Way’s ALICE Report, US Census data, and other local data, we have the most accurate picture of hunger in our state ever. We use the Maryland Hunger Map to deliver the most impactful hunger solutions possible in local communities.
In her first post of 2020, Farm to Food Bank Coordinator Amy Cawley explains how our partner farms are dealing with COVID-19 so they can continue to supply fresh produce to hungry Marylanders.
COVID-19 may be affecting traditional food assistance programs, but it hasn’t changed the passion, dedication, and commitment that the Henderson-Hopkins school is showing it’s community by offering safe drive-through, walk-up, and home delivery food distribution options to their neighbors in need.