Teach Hunger an After-School LessonKids don’t stop learning or growing when school lets out. Maryland Food Bank Supper Clubs help keep it that way. Help Us
What are Supper Clubs?
Supper Clubs engage children in after-school activities such as tutoring, arts and crafts, and sports, while providing free, nutritious meals to hungry kids.
Hosted by established community organizations like YMCAs, Boys & Girls Clubs, and recreation centers, Supper Clubs help keep kids healthy, happy and engaged in learning. All meals are made fresh daily by professional Maryland Food Bank chefs in the Charles T. Bauer Community Kitchen, using local produce and other nutritious ingredients.
Supper Club meals receive federal funding and strictly adhere to the nutritional guidelines mandated by the USDA. The program is part of MFB Kids™, an initiative sponsored by Giant that provides children with the nutrition they need to grow healthy and strong.
Benefits of Supper Clubs
Childhood hunger is a complex issue that can negatively effect a child’s development. MFB Supper Clubs:
- Offer financially strapped households with affordable after-school supervision, keeping kids safe and providing structure and homework help
- Provide food-insecure children with a nutritious meal in the evening, setting them up for success as they return to school well-nourished the next day
- Partner with Boys and Girls Clubs and Police Athletic Leagues, which offer academic assistance and mentors
- Emphasize a child’s self-worth and healthy growth
Start or Join A Supper Club
Contact a Maryland Food Bank program coordinator today to learn about Supper Clubs located near you, or to explore potential partnership options.
Learn More About Supper Clubs
If you’re curious about Maryland Food Bank Summer Clubs, either as a potential recipient, community partner, or participant, try the following resources:
Download the Fact Sheet: Supper Club Program Facts
We Need Your Help
Programs, campaigns, and educational outreach at the Maryland Food Bank rely on the philanthropic support of charitable individuals like you.
Much like our food distribution efforts, outreach activities at the Maryland Food Bank rely on generous donations of money and time.
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