People Flourish When Food Comes FirstWe 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.
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.
Dedicated partners statewide are working tirelessly to keep their shelves stocked, and doors open to keep feeing food-insecure Marylanders. We caught up with a few partners as they picked up orders in our Marketplace.
The Maryland Food Bank is continuing to feed hungry Marylanders through the COVID-19 pandemic, with some important changes to ensure we distribute food and run programs as safely as possible.
Meet Linda Bullock, U.S. Army Veteran of the war in Afghanistan, who suffers from PTSD, and is unable to work. Receiving food from her local pantry allows her to focus on recuperating.
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.