“It takes me back to when I was a child in the inner city where food was a lot scarcer. When your neighbor up the street couldn’t get out or had health issues, so you took what you had and shared with them. To me the food bank is that neighborhood, that village I grew up in. It lets me know that I’m not alone — lets me know that people still care for people.”
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There are more seniors facing hunger in Maryland than you may expect. From Cumberland to Cambridge, 1 in 20 seniors don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. We recently spoke with 82-year-old Martha Allen, who is both a food recipient, and volunteer at Baltimore’s New Life Evangelical Baptist Church Food Pantry.
While seniors face health challenges due to advanced age, many conditions are easily intensified by poor nutrition. Thankfully, seniors have people like you, dedicated Marylanders who are willing to step up and fight senior hunger, personifying the golden rule for neighbors who should be enjoying their golden years.
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