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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

Building a Better Maryland During COVID and Beyond

Building a Better Maryland During COVID and Beyond

MFB presents a new tool in the fight to provide universal access to healthy food for low-income, food-insecure families: Back Up Boxes 2.0. These updated versions of the Back Up Box launched at the start of the pandemic contain 30 pounds of nutritious, high quality foods for households enduring the long-term economic consequences of COVID-19.

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Gleaning Wisdom: A Busy Fall for Farm to Food Bank

Gleaning Wisdom: A Busy Fall for Farm to Food Bank

Farm to Food Bank coordinator Amy Cawley catches readers up on what has been an extremely busy fall season so far on Maryland’s Farms. She has been criss-crossing the state pairing gleaning volunteers with Farm to Food Bank partner farms, appearing on an agriculture podcast and doing everything she can to make sure that hungry Marylanders have year-round access to fresh and nutritious local produce.

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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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