Through this fourth installment of Gleaning Wisdom, Amy explores how tragedy can change one’s perspective. While reflecting upon recent events, she examines how her personal experiences have shaped her opinions on hunger over the years.
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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.
The Farm to Food Bank Program is an innovative and cooperative effort between farmers, volunteers, and the Maryland Food Bank which helps get nutritious produce into the hands of food-insecure Marylanders. Amy Cawley, who runs the program will blog regularly through the growing season, giving you an insider’s view of how we get fresh produce from farm to food bank.
The movement against hunger in Maryland has gained momentum over the last several years, and the Maryland Food Bank has been humbled by the compassion and commitment displayed by a diverse group of individual supporters, public representatives, leaders in the private sector, and community partners. Bob Arnold’s story provides a unique snapshot of how Maryland farmers play a vital role in this movement.
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