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.

A Culinary Journey for FoodWorks Class 25

A Culinary Journey for FoodWorks Class 25

October 23, 2017

On Friday, October 20, we gathered to celebrate the 25th graduating class of our FoodWorks culinary program. Throughout their 12-week journey, our 10 graduates received ServSafe certifications and job-readiness training, all while producing nearly 35,000 meals for food-insecure Marylanders. The MFB staff, friends and family members of the graduates, as well as state and community leaders, were in attendance to commemorate the accomplishments of FoodWorks Class 25.

Gleaning Wisdom: Thanks for a Great Season

Gleaning Wisdom: Thanks for a Great Season

October 12, 2017

While I had thought that the previous blog was going to be my last one for this season, so much has happened that I wanted to share it with you. And I also wanted to say thanks to some special people that have helped to make the Farm to Food Bank Program so successful.

Gleaning Wisdom: End of Season Notes

Gleaning Wisdom: End of Season Notes

September 21, 2017

As the growing season begins to wind down, it’s a good time to reflect on what we’ve been able to accomplish for hungry Marylanders so far, and look ahead to what happens the rest of the year.

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.

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