Putting Food First in Baltimore

Putting Food First in Baltimore

May 18, 2015

After several weeks of concentrated food distributions in Baltimore City, the Maryland Food Bank is relieved to see requests for emergency food aid dwindling. Still, the recent events exacerbated the systemic poverty and lack of resources in the community—and the Maryland Food Bank is working to ensure that these neighborhoods have access to the year-round nutrition they need.

MFB Meets the Need at McCulloh Homes

MFB Meets the Need at McCulloh Homes

May 7, 2015

As stores begin to reopen and Baltimore returns to a fragile normalcy following last week’s unrest, the Maryland Food Bank stopped at one of the largest food-insecure communities in the city—McCulloh Homes Housing Project—to give families 20,000 pounds of fresh produce, staple foods, and paper products. The massive food distribution is one that the food bank intends to continue on a regular basis, year-round.

Tackling the Problem of Food Waste

Tackling the Problem of Food Waste

March 18, 2015

With the gradual shift toward conscious, sustainable treatment of food in our society, reducing food waste has become a focal point for legislators, scholars, and advocates alike. It’s a travesty that so much food goes to waste when so many are hungry, and the Maryland Food Bank has built fighting food waste into the way we work. Find out how we make the best of an inefficient food system.

Calling All Volunteers!

Calling All Volunteers!

January 7, 2015

The Maryland Food Bank always needs volunteers, but that need is dire after the holidays when volunteerism typically declines—and we’re going to need your help as we enter 2015!

Farm to Food Bank: Ending hunger from the ground up

Farm to Food Bank: Ending hunger from the ground up

June 25, 2014

Many of our local farmers will soon be selling this week’s harvest at a local farmer’s market or at a roadside stand, but there are about five dozen farmers in the state who have decided to sink their roots even deeper into the community…by teaming up with the Maryland Food Bank.

Central Elementary has fun with Kids Helping Kids

Central Elementary has fun with Kids Helping Kids

May 21, 2014

Co-managed by the Maryland Food Bank and Harvest for the Hungry—and made possible through a partnership with the Department of Education—the Kids Helping Kids campaign has grown into a statewide movement, this past year bringing in more than $120,000 and 400,000 pounds of food for the food bank!

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