In Maryland, the wealthiest state in the country, 1 in 7 people struggle with hunger.
Many don’t realize that hunger touches everyone—not just those with empty stomachs. Behind every pillar of our society—healthcare, education, safety, and employment—the challenge of food insecurity looms.
Hunger closes doors. It weakens communities. It makes it harder for kids to concentrate in school. And recent hunger studies report the continued growth of hunger in Maryland. The issue is widespread, it is dire, and it demands attention.
Now is the time to act.
Hunger Action Month is an opportunity to bring this issue to the forefront and inspire unified action in Maryland communities.