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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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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.

May 9, 2022

Feeding Mind, Body, and Spirit: Meet Nadine B. of East Baltimore

“It takes me back to when I was a child in the inner city where food was a lot scarcer. When your neighbor up the street couldn’t get out or had health issues, so you took what you had and shared with them. To me the food bank is that neighborhood, that village I grew up in. It lets me know that I’m not alone — lets me know that people still care for people.”

March 7, 2022

Guiding Our Evolution: The Strategy Group

MFB’s Strategy Group uses critical tools to enhance existing programs with new ideas and partnerships that expand food access and address the underlying causes of food insecurity for more Marylanders.

August 6, 2021

Our Farm to Food Bank Program’s Superhero: Amy Cawley

Since 2011, Amy Cawley has overseen the Farm to Food Bank Program, which combines field gleanings, donations, and contract growing to form the cornerstone of the food bank’s nutrition strategy. She has helped the program grow from its humble roots with just two partners — First Fruits Farms in northern Baltimore County and Arnold Farms in northeastern Queen Anne’s County — into a powerhouse produce program with more than 60 farms that infuse our statewide food distribution efforts with hundreds of thousands of pounds of nutritious fruits and vegetables annually.

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