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Nutrition Matters

We are supporting healthy communities in Maryland by feeding bodies, filling hearts, and opening minds through transformational nutrition experiences Support Our Efforts


FoodWorks students transform donated food, including fresh produce, into healthy and tasty meals for hungry kids in our Summer Club or Supper Club programs. All meals strictly adhere to the USDA’s guidelines for nutrition (MyPlate).

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H.E.A.R.T. Markets

HEART Markets are fun, high-energy, interactive events with nutrition education, music, and meal preparation demonstrations to teach children how to turn wholesome foods into something tasty that their whole family will enjoy.

HEART Markets Fact Sheet

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Salvation Army

We supply the Salvation Army’s DMG Foods grocery store located just north of Baltimore with freshly prepared, high nutrition meals to support their mission of improving access to healthy foods for the community.

Feeding your family healthy meals on a budget can be challenging. This video highlights fall food shopping tips and ways to get your kids involved in meal preparation. A recipe for baked sweet potatoes and apples with cinnamon is included.

August 5, 2020

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.

May 13, 2020

Gleaning Wisdom: How Maryland’s Resilient Farmers are Weathering COVID-19

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.

February 20, 2020

Delivering Data Driven Hunger Solutions: Maryland Food Bank’s Mobile Market

The Maryland Hunger Map is helping us make an even greater impact on the loves of hungry Marylanders. We’re using the data to deliver more targeted solutions on a more localized level than ever before. Here’s how.

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