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Meet the MFB Family: Darlene Johnson

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July 13, 2022

New MFB Research Paints More Complete Picture of Food Insecurity

This report presents a more complete picture of what it means to be food insecure in Maryland. It reviews and interprets available data sets from various resources to better understand how wages, housing, and other indicators of hardship (aka “root causes”) interconnect and ultimately manifest in the form of food insecurity.

December 16, 2019

Facing Senior Hunger in Maryland: Martha Allen

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.

December 3, 2019

Grey Matters: Senior Hunger in Maryland

Senior hunger is more widespread, and more impactful than you may expect. While Maryland is one of the wealthiest states in the county, more than 1 in 20 senior citizens do not always know where their next meal will come from. Learn how we are fighting senior hunger, and how you can help.

January 3, 2019

Golden Years? Golden Rule. Senior Hunger in Western Maryland

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.

June 1, 2018

Senior Hunger in Maryland: A Growing Concern

Senior hunger touches far too many people in Maryland. From people living in senior communities to multi-generational living situations, more than 45,000 Marylanders experience food insecurity, and that number is on the rise.

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