Facing Hunger in Maryland means different things to different people. For some, it’s dealing with the uncertainty of not knowing where their next meal will come from; for others, it’s trying to help their hungry neighbors in need. Then there are people like Dorothy Wilson, who has experienced both sides of facing hunger in Maryland.
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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.
Thanks to a sizable investment from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore facility will undergo a major revitalization — drastically impacting our ability to provide food-insecure individuals on the Eastern Shore with healthy food.
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.
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