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Putting Your Money to Work: Expanding Food Access

Putting Your Money to Work: Expanding Food Access

December 17, 2014

While fighting hunger may seem a relatively simple equation, more than 35 years of hunger-relief work has left the Maryland Food Bank with a complex and nuanced understanding of the issue. Among the factors that contribute to food insecurity, access is one of the most difficult obstacles we face.

Putting Money to Work: Produce & Nutrition

Putting Money to Work: Produce & Nutrition

December 10, 2014

For many, the easiest way to give back within our communities is by donating to a good cause, and the Maryland Food Bank has been the grateful recipient of countless holiday donations. As a small gesture of our thanks, we’d like to highlight some of the different ways we intend to use your holiday gifts to fight hunger in 2015.

Giving Tuesday: Choose MFB

Giving Tuesday: Choose MFB

December 2, 2014

The Maryland Food Bank has joined hundreds of nonprofits in the state to celebrate #GivingTuesday and prove that Maryland is the most generous state. Of course, with more than a hundred nonprofits vying for your donations today, how do you choose just one?

Giving Every Tuesday

Giving Every Tuesday

December 1, 2014

December 2 is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that encourages generosity to counter the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Organizations and communities across the globe use this opportunity to channel the spirit of the holiday season and come together to give back—and the Maryland Food Bank is no exception! To celebrate, we’re honoring a group of dependable volunteers who give to us every Tuesday.

Following the Food: Holiday Box Distributions

Following the Food: Holiday Box Distributions

November 26, 2014

At this year’s Pack to Give Back event, the Maryland Food Bank invited individual supporters and local businesses to help pack holiday meals for 23,400 food-insecure families. Over the course of the next few weeks, these meals will change hands and travel from our warehouse to network partners before reaching their final destination: our clients. In the series Following the Food, the food bank will document this journey and all of the individuals who make it possible.

Dozens of Ways to Give AND Get This Holiday!

Dozens of Ways to Give AND Get This Holiday!

November 19, 2014

With the holiday season approaching, many Marylanders are looking for ways to give back—and that includes businesses. In fact, dozens of local stores have come up with creative promotions to benefit the Maryland Food Bank in this time of need.

Building a Future in Food

Building a Future in Food

November 19, 2014

It came as a surprise to Arteasha Knox when, during her interview for a job in the kitchen at the new Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore, she was asked to sing a song.

Following the Food: The Pack to Give Back Event

Following the Food: The Pack to Give Back Event

November 12, 2014

At this year’s Pack to Give Back event, the Maryland Food Bank invited individual supporters and local businesses to help pack holiday meals for 23,400 food-insecure families. Over the course of the next few weeks, these meals will change hands—traveling from our warehouse to network partners—before reaching its final destination: our clients. In the series Following the Food, the food bank will document this journey and all of the individuals who make it possible.

Cockeysville Middle School Mobilizes for Kids Helping Kids

Cockeysville Middle School Mobilizes for Kids Helping Kids

November 5, 2014

Kids Helping Kids is one of our longest-running statewide campaigns, this year engaging more than 400 schools in the fight against hunger. 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 gives kids and teens the opportunity to make a difference in their communities. This year we visited Cockeysville Middle School and got a look at their student government’s creative (and hilarious!) push for involvement.

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