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Why Donate? Suzanne Molino Singleton and Ken Singleton

Why Donate? Suzanne Molino Singleton and Ken Singleton

March 29, 2018

Why donate? With only two words, this at first appears to be a simple question. However, after nearly 40 years of fighting hunger in Maryland, we’ve heard a wide range of responses, from a wide range of donors. Some simply reply “Why not donate?” Others offer a more complex response — that they experienced hunger as a child themselves, know someone who struggles with food insecurity, or just believe that food is a basic human right.

In this blog, Suzanne Molino Singleton and Ken Singleton share their response to the question “Why Donate?” with the Maryland Food Bank.

Nutrition Matters: Insights from Kathy Egan

Nutrition Matters: Insights from Kathy Egan

March 15, 2018

Nutrition matters. It’s that simple. A diet that supplies the body with the right vitamins, minerals, and nutrients is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle and allows people to achieve their full potential. In this series of blog posts, our resident nutritionist Kathy Egan (RDN, LD, MEd) will explore how the Maryland Food Bank is helping ensure that food-insecure Marylanders have consistent access to healthy foods and understand the importance of nutrition in their lives.

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.

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