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.
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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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