Impact | Maryland Food Bank

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.
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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.

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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

May 21, 2019

Workforce Development: Providing Pathways Out of Hunger

FoodWorks is the Maryland food Bank’s workforce development program, preparing Marylanders for a culinary career.

May 9, 2019

FoodWorks Culinary Training Program is Transforming Lives in Maryland

FoodWorks, the Maryland Food Bank’s 12-week culinary training program, offers a fresh start to individuals in Maryland. During the program, students develop job readiness skills, receive their ServSafe Manager Certification, and get workplace training — all while converting fresh produce into healthy meals for our hungry neighbors.

April 26, 2019

Nutrition: Encouraging Healthy Choices for Food-Insecure Marylanders

We’re providing access to more nutritious foods and making sure hungry Marylanders have the resources and knowledge to make healthier choices

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