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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How it Might Affect Hunger Relief Efforts

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How it Might Affect Hunger Relief Efforts

February 6, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has the potential to negatively affect not only charitable giving in general, but hunger relief efforts across Maryland. As the leading anti-hunger organization in the state, it is incumbent upon us to keep a close eye on anything that could hinder our efforts to provide food to the more than 682,000 food-insecure Marylanders in need.

A Second Chance for FoodWorks Class 26

A Second Chance for FoodWorks Class 26

January 30, 2018

Our FoodWorks culinary training program not only provides job readiness skills to low-income students, but also supplies food-insecure Marylanders with nutritious meals. The graduates of this program — most of whom have overcome hurdles many of us can’t imagine — get a chance to uplift themselves, their families, and their communities. On Friday, January 26, we bid farewell to the 26th graduating class of FoodWorks in a special ceremony.  

Facing Hunger in Maryland: Barb

Facing Hunger in Maryland: Barb

January 9, 2018

Hunger in Maryland can affect anyone. Families, senior citizens, and hardworking adults who have dedicated their lives to helping others. In this installment of Facing Hunger in Maryland, we meet Barb M., a former social worker, at her local food pantry.

5 Ways to Help End Food-Insecurity in Maryland

5 Ways to Help End Food-Insecurity in Maryland

December 22, 2017

This year, make a resolution to ensure that every child, family, and individual in our state has access to the most basic human need — access to nutritious food. With your help, we can continue to change the landscape of food-insecurity in Maryland, and hopefully, make it a thing of the past.

Facing Hunger in Maryland: Victor

Facing Hunger in Maryland: Victor

November 30, 2017

Senior citizens throughout Maryland often have to choose between the impossible — paying for medical care or buying groceries. And for many seniors, food often takes a back seat to ensure critical bills are paid. In this installment of Facing Hunger in Maryland, we meet with a food-insecure senior citizen on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Victor Chaia.

Facing Hunger in Maryland: Larry

Facing Hunger in Maryland: Larry

November 21, 2017

The people facing hunger in Maryland are not always what you may expect. Hunger is everywhere — next door, at your child’s soccer game, the car next to you in traffic, even college campuses. In this series, we’ll introduce you to some individuals and families in Maryland, and show you the true faces of food insecurity.

Pack to Give Back Local: Through Carmen’s Eyes

Pack to Give Back Local: Through Carmen’s Eyes

November 14, 2017

Pack to Give Back Local is an annual series of Maryland Food Bank events that bring together community agencies and corporate partners to pack holiday meals in every county the food bank serves, ensuring a joyful holiday season for more than 12,000 Maryland families that might otherwise go without.

Tough Choices for Food-Insecure Marylanders

Tough Choices for Food-Insecure Marylanders

November 7, 2017

Many of the more than 682,000 food-insecure individuals in Maryland face tough choices every day. Choices like buying groceries or paying bills, getting food or medicine, or even having to forgo some meals to ensure their children have enough to eat. Here you’ll meet six Marylanders who have had to face their own tough choices and hear why the food assistance network means so much to them.

Food Lion Feeds Great Pantry Makeover

Food Lion Feeds Great Pantry Makeover

October 25, 2017

Food Lion Feeds recently hosted their annual Great Pantry Makeover event—and this year, two Maryland Food Bank partners, Soul Harvest (Baltimore) and Delmarva Evangelistic Church (Salisbury), were two of 60 lucky feeding agencies to win. The grants from Food Lion Feeds will ultimately help build the partners’ pantry’s capacity to store and distribute nutritious food to their respected communities.

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