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A Local Effort: Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Recovery

A Local Effort: Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Recovery

September 13, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused billions of dollars worth of damage to Texas and Florida. And with it, millions of locals were left displaced and without basic necessities.

To help communities devastated by the storms, organizations throughout the nation joined forces to provide volunteers and resources to the affected areas. Thanks to the support of our generous donors, the Maryland Food Bank was among those organizations that was able to act quickly and help those in need.

Gleaning Wisdom: Managing Logistics

Gleaning Wisdom: Managing Logistics

August 22, 2017

In this third installment of Gleaning Wisdom, Amy explores the logistics of managing dozens of partner farms. The simple fact that farms that grow a variety of produce, much of which peaks at different times of the year, is a challenge on its own. When Mother Nature decides to exert her power and deluge the Eastern Shore with five inches of rain in one day while leaving Baltimore County dry for five weeks, things get even more complicated.

Planting Seeds of Thought: Community Gardens

Planting Seeds of Thought: Community Gardens

August 15, 2017

Planting, maintaining, harvesting, and donating fresh produce from community gardens teaches kids important lessons about agriculture and philanthropy. We checked in with two local schools — one in Baltimore County and one in Caroline County — to learn how their community gardens were impacting students, teachers, and neighborhoods.

Gleaning Wisdom: Midsummer Update

Gleaning Wisdom: Midsummer Update

August 8, 2017

Gleaning Wisdom is a blog featuring Farm to Food Bank Coordinator Amy Cawley as she shares the latest updates on partner farms, what produce is coming from the Eastern Shore, and which awesome volunteers are helping our program

College Hunger 101: Food Insecurity on Campus

College Hunger 101: Food Insecurity on Campus

August 2, 2017

College hunger is a much more widespread issue than many people may realize. We visited Townson University and spoke with a student experiencing food insecurity, as well as an administrator, and a pastor who are actively working to find solutions to the problem.

Elevating Hunger Relief on the Eastern Shore

Elevating Hunger Relief on the Eastern Shore

August 2, 2017

The Eastern Shore encompasses eight of the twenty-one counties we serve in the state of Maryland, and is home to nearly 45,000 individuals who are food insecure. We’re dedicated to helping them reach their full potential by expanding our hunger relief efforts in the region with a $1.5 million investment in infrastructure and operational improvements.

Gleaning Wisdom from MFB’s Farm to Food Bank Program

Gleaning Wisdom from MFB’s Farm to Food Bank Program

July 25, 2017

The Farm to Food Bank Program is an innovative and cooperative effort between farmers, volunteers, and the Maryland Food Bank which helps get nutritious produce into the hands of food-insecure Marylanders. Amy Cawley, who runs the program will blog regularly through the growing season, giving you an insider’s view of how we get fresh produce from farm to food bank.

Celebrating FoodWorks Class 24

Celebrating FoodWorks Class 24

July 21, 2017

On Friday, July 21, we celebrated the accomplishments of our 24th graduating class from our culinary program FoodWorks. Sixteen graduates received ServSafe certification and job-readiness training. The ceremony was attended by family, friends, program partners and local officials.

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