Breathing new life into hunger relief in Western Maryland.
The Maryland Food Bank – Western Branch’s service area includes some of the biggest cities in Western Maryland: Frederick, Middletown, Thurmont, Hagerstown, Cumberland, and Oakland.
Since opening in 2012, this branch of the Maryland Food Bank has been able to significantly increase food distribution and provide more access to food aid in Western Maryland than ever before.
In its first year, the Western Branch doubled food distribution in the region to 2 million meals and grew its partner network of schools, pantries, senior homes, soup kitchens, and shelters to include about 100 agencies. In addition, the branch has organized mobile pantries, school pantries, senior pantries, and TEFAP distributions.
Now in our fourth year in Western Maryland, we’ve established a strong foundation for continued growth and expansion, and we are dedicated to continuing this pattern.
Western Branch Hunger in Numbers
More than 48,000 individuals in the Western Branch service area are food-insecure.