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Impact

People Flourish When Food Comes First

We are touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of hungry Marylanders, positively impacting communities form Cumberland to Cambridge. Join The Fight

The food you help provide to Marylanders in need has an impact that reverberates throughout our state. Well-fed children learn more, struggling working families get back on their feet, seniors thrive, and individuals are able to focus on more productive pursuits than finding food.

With your help, we can give more than food. We can give hope.

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Who We Help

We could measure the Maryland Food Bank’s impact in numbers, such pounds of food or meals distributed annually, but the most accurate measure of our impact is on the lives we touch.

Maryland Food Bank helps:

  • Hungry Children – proper nutrition is crucial for child development and academic success, improves confidence, and correlates with reduced risk of health issues, school dropouts, and incarceration.
  • Working Families – food assistance helps families in Maryland, a state with one of the highest costs of living in the country, avoid having to choose between food and other key household expenses like health care or housing.
  • Seniors – malnourished seniors suffer an increased risk of a variety of health issues, including gum disease, asthma, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and heart attack.
  • Maryland’s Communities – food assistance resources distributed through programs such as SNAP program have been shown to nearly double their economic impact on the local community, and positively impact the quality of its health, safety, and education.

Hear Their Stories

The true face of hunger might not be what you expect. Find out what happens when we help our neighbors in need, in their own voices.

Maryland Food Bank 40th anniversary

Follow Our 40-Week Anniversary Journey

Join us as we embark on a new chapter for the Maryland Food Bank: Discover upcoming initiatives and ways to make your mark during our anniversary year and beyond.

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Latest News

November 8, 2019

Hunger: Statewide Issue, Local Solutions

The factors that lead to food insecurity in western Maryland are not always the same as they are in Baltimore city or on the Eastern Shore, so we’ve devised a regional approach to tailor programs that meet the needs of different communities more effectively.

October 31, 2019

The Middle Mile Program: Feeding More Marylanders While Rescuing Food

The Maryland Food bank is excited to fulfill our goals of distributing more food and helping reduce food waste through the Middle Mile Program, which connects the hospitality industry to hungry Marylanders.

October 25, 2019

Passionate About People: Meet Partner Services Volunteer Georgina Thompson

Why volunteer? While this might seem like a simple question, we’ve found that when we ask our volunteers about the reason they support our mission, there is a wide range of responses. Volunteer Georgina Thompson shares her reasons for giving her time to fight hunger at the Maryland Food Bank.

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