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.

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

March 4, 2019

Food Distribution: The Core of the Safety Net

It takes more than food to end hunger — this is our guiding philosophy as we take on our 40th anniversary and beyond. But food distribution will continue to be the foundation of the food bank until hunger ends in Maryland.

How do we distribute more than 102,000 meals a day?

February 28, 2019

40th Anniversary: Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future

This year marks more than just celebrating our past accomplishments of service. We want to focus on moving forward and fighting hunger with new approaches that will lead to sustainable change.

February 6, 2019

When the Government Shut Down, You Spoke Up

When the federal government shutdown in December, the Maryland Food Bank sprang into action to help feed some of the 172,000 affected federal workers that call our state home through our Pantry on the Go Program.

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