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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.

$125

outfits a Middle Mile volunteer with supplies needed to rescue food from local businesses

$360

ensures a hungry senior has year-long access to a monthly supply of food

$3,500

brings one Drive-Thru Pantry on the Go event to a community in need

Latest News

Delegate Henson’s Food for Thought: Childhood Hunger

Delegate Henson’s Food for Thought: Childhood Hunger

In the first of a planned series of blog posts, Maryland Delegate and MFB Board Member Shaneka Henson shares her unique views on how hunger is holding down Maryland’s schoolchildren, and how statewide partnerships between the MFB and community institutions are helping break down the barriers preventing our children from thriving.

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It’s Hunger Action Month and We Need You!

It’s Hunger Action Month and We Need You!

September marks Hunger Action Month, an opportunity be a part of the nationwide movement to take a stand against hunger and help our neighbors in need. With more food-insecure Marylanders than ever before due to COVID-19, we need you to act.

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Partner Spotlight: Ministerio Puerta de Paz

Partner Spotlight: Ministerio Puerta de Paz

Ministerio Puerta de Paz, located in Odenton, Maryland, is one of the many temporary partners that have joined forces with the Maryland Food Bank and stepped up to serve the increased need in their community during COVID-19.

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Nutrition Matters: August Update from the Educational Garden

Nutrition Matters: August Update from the Educational Garden

In the latest installment of “Nutrition Matters,” MFB’s director of nutrition Kate Long takes readers on a tour of the Partner Garden – a special area in our larger Education Garden that is devoted to teaching our Network Partners how gardening can help strengthen their communities.

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