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Catherine’s Family & Youth Services: The Right Partner in the Right Place

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February 24, 2023

Food, and Nutrition…

Nutrition is key! When people can eat better, they can live better lives. Find out how we’re expanding access to fresh produce statewide.

October 10, 2022

Local Focus, Statewide Difference

To fully realize a more equitable, resilient, and accessible statewide food system, we must focus on strengthening the local elements, from traditional farms and orchards to the rapidly expanding aquaculture industry that can provide protein and produce while protecting the environment.

June 6, 2022

Growing Our Share

Spurred by lessons learned during the pandemic, we’re committed to building on our already successful Farm to Food Bank Program by supporting efforts that make agricultural systems more resilient in times of uncertainty, get farmed food to those most in need more efficiently by strengthening supply chains, and helping state school districts purchase Maryland produce at a reduced price.

August 6, 2021

Our Farm to Food Bank Program’s Superhero: Amy Cawley

Since 2011, Amy Cawley has overseen the Farm to Food Bank Program, which combines field gleanings, donations, and contract growing to form the cornerstone of the food bank’s nutrition strategy. She has helped the program grow from its humble roots with just two partners — First Fruits Farms in northern Baltimore County and Arnold Farms in northeastern Queen Anne’s County — into a powerhouse produce program with more than 60 farms that infuse our statewide food distribution efforts with hundreds of thousands of pounds of nutritious fruits and vegetables annually.

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