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Maryland Food Bank Kicks Off Spring 2016 Save A Seat Campaign

Maryland Food Bank Kicks Off Spring 2016 Save A Seat Campaign

March 4, 2016

Earlier this week, the Maryland Food Bank launched the Spring 2016 Save a Seat at Your Table campaign in an effort to bring together local restaurants and chefs to raise awareness and support for ending hunger in Maryland. On any given day, one in eight Marylanders don’t know where their next meal is coming from, while one in five children across the state don’t have consistent access to nutritious food.

Maryland Food Bank Invites Donors to ‘Save A Seat’ at the Table

Maryland Food Bank Invites Donors to ‘Save A Seat’ at the Table

December 30, 2015

The Baltimore Sun—When Tracy’s husband lost his job at Bethlehem Steel in 2012, the Essex mother of three said she relied on the Maryland Food Bank to make it through. It’s families such as Coleman’s that the Maryland Food Bank is hoping to help through its new fundraising campaign, Save a Seat at Your Table.

Food Insecurity During the Holidays

Food Insecurity During the Holidays

December 21, 2015

WYPR 88.1 FM—For many of us, the holidays means family gatherings with more food than we know what to do with. But for 1 in 8 Marylanders, this is still a time when they may not know where their next meal is coming from. Making matters more difficult: one third of those who report food insecurity earn too much to qualify for government aid.

MFB Launches Save A Seat at Your Table Campaign

MFB Launches Save A Seat at Your Table Campaign

November 25, 2015

Baltimore—The Maryland Food Bank today announced the launch of the Save a Seat at Your Table campaign, encouraging Marylanders as they gather with friends and family this holiday season to give back to those less fortunate. On any given day, one in eight Marylanders don’t know where their next meal is coming from – an issue even more acute around the holidays

Some Areas Lacking Food Donations Before Thanksgiving

Some Areas Lacking Food Donations Before Thanksgiving

November 24, 2015

WBAL-TV 11—The Thanksgiving rush is on make sure everyone has a meal to enjoy.

For 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state. They pass along food to churches, soup kitchens, veterans’ groups and other nonprofits that feed families.

A Seat At The Table: Providing Food To Those In Need

A Seat At The Table: Providing Food To Those In Need

November 24, 2015

The Baltimore Sun—What can those of us who are living so well that we can eat our fill of sweet potato casserole and roasted Brussels sprouts do to help those who do not enjoy that luxury? It’s all very well to volunteer at a local pantry, conduct canned food drives at school or donate non-perishables to a local feeding center or church, but at some point, the best gift of all is the simplest — provide financial support to your local food charity.

Pack to Give Back Provides More Than 80K Meals

Pack to Give Back Provides More Than 80K Meals

November 12, 2015

Delmarva Daily Times—For the fourth consecutive year, volunteers from local corporations joined efforts on Nov. 5, to pack 2,180 holiday meal boxes for families in need as part of the Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore’s Pack To Give Back event sponsored by Perdue Farms.

2 Cans For Kids Collects More Than 2,800 Cans

2 Cans For Kids Collects More Than 2,800 Cans

October 6, 2015

WMAR-TV 2—More than 750,000 people in Maryland don’t get three meals a day, and nearly 260,000 of them are kids. The Maryland Food Bank, Columbia Academy and ABC2 teamed up for the 2 Cans for Kids Food Drive to do something about that.

Ending Hunger in Maryland

Ending Hunger in Maryland

September 24, 2015

The Baltimore Sun—If you haven’t experienced hunger yourself, you likely know someone who has. Nationally, one in seven Americans does not always know where their next meal will come from. Here in Maryland, more than 750,000 of our neighbors are food insecure.

Maryland Unites: Day Of Service

Maryland Unites: Day Of Service

June 19, 2015

PGC-TV Online—In response to the violence and unrest that followed the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore City, Governor Larry Hogan created “Maryland Unites,“ a campaign to help link Marylanders with the resources they need to cleanup and recover.

Orioles, WJZ Host Food Drive

Orioles, WJZ Host Food Drive

June 15, 2015

WJZ-TV 13—For years WJZ has been a part of this annual mission to collect funds and food for the three quarters of a million Marylanders who can’t afford the rising costs of healthy food. People like you can make a difference in their lives.

Maryland Food Bank Launches Summer Clubs

Maryland Food Bank Launches Summer Clubs

June 10, 2015

Baltimore—As the school year draws to a close, so, too, do free breakfast and lunch programs that many children rely on. To bridge the gap during the summer and ensure children have access to good nutritious food year-round, the Maryland Food Bank will operate our Summer Club Program at 75 sites across Central Maryland and the Eastern Shore this year.

EDITORIAL: Address Hunger Concerns

EDITORIAL: Address Hunger Concerns

April 23, 2015

The Carroll County Times—Gov. Larry Hogan and state officials should look for ways to address the continuing rise in the number of families who struggle just to put food on the table across our state.

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Holiday

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Holiday

January 3, 2015

The Baltimore Sun—For many of us, the holiday season provides an opportunity to gather with loved ones and give thanks; but for food-insecure households in Maryland, it simply magnifies the struggle to make ends meet.

MFB Receives Hunger Is Grant to Fight Childhood Hunger

MFB Receives Hunger Is Grant to Fight Childhood Hunger

November 25, 2014

Baltimore, MD — The Maryland Food Bank today announced that it has received a $14,000 grant from Hunger Is to help end childhood hunger in Maryland. A member of the Feeding America network of food banks, the Maryland Food Bank was nominated by the managers of 14 local Safeway stores to receive this grant, which was made possible by customers who contributed generously during a month-long, in-store fundraiser this spring.

Editorial: Help Feed the Hungry

Editorial: Help Feed the Hungry

October 5, 2014

The Star-Democrat—A caravan of police cars, trucks and buses filled to the brim with 33,405 pounds of food delivered the donations to Maryland Food Bank locations in Baltimore, Salisbury and Hagerstown on Sept. 30. The food donations were gathered from across the state during Hunger Action Month.

Hunger Action Month Ends with Official Food Weigh-in

Hunger Action Month Ends with Official Food Weigh-in

September 30, 2014

WMAR-TV 2 —Representatives from the Maryland State Police and the Maryland Department of Transportation assembled Tuesday, September 30 at Maryland Food Bank sites across the state to officially weigh food donations collected statewide throughout Hunger Action Month.

BJ’s Charitable Foundation Awards MFB Grant to Help Local Agencies

BJ’s Charitable Foundation Awards MFB Grant to Help Local Agencies

September 23, 2014

Baltimore, MD — The Maryland Food Bank today announced that it is one of 30 food banks to be awarded a grant this September from BJ’s Charitable Foundation in celebration of BJ’s Wholesale Club’s 30th anniversary. A member of the Feeding America network, the Maryland Food Bank is among those awarded gifts to increase the food storage capacity for local anti-hunger organizations.

More Donations Needed for Hunger Action Month

More Donations Needed for Hunger Action Month

September 12, 2014

WBOC-TV 16 — The Maryland State Police continue to ask residents to drop by their barracks this month to donate food as part of Hunger Action Month. Hunger Action Month is creates excitement to get people motivated to help and making it easy to donate.

Maryland Food Bank and Partners Kick Off Hunger Action Month

Maryland Food Bank and Partners Kick Off Hunger Action Month

September 10, 2014

The Star Democrat — The Maryland Food Bank and its partners, the Maryland State Police and the Department of Transportation, Charm City Run, Giant Food and the Baltimore Ravens, came together Wednesday, Sept. 3, to kick off Hunger Action Month 2014 at the food bank’s Baltimore headquarters.

EDITORIAL: Strategy Needed to End Hunger

EDITORIAL: Strategy Needed to End Hunger

September 8, 2014

The Carroll County Times — Far too many families in Maryland and across the nation don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and while campaigns are taking place this month to raise awareness and spur donations to local food banks, little is being done to address the problem in the long-term.

It’s Hunger Action Month; Can We Make It Last?

It’s Hunger Action Month; Can We Make It Last?

September 7, 2014

The Carroll County Times — Roughly one in every eight households in Carroll County has gone hungry in the past year, according to the Maryland Food Bank. September is Hunger Action Month, and a number of state agencies and nonprofit organizations are joining forces to draw attention to the problem of hunger and to drive at solutions.

Strike Out Hunger Challenge Raises Record Number of Meals

Strike Out Hunger Challenge Raises Record Number of Meals

September 5, 2014

WBOC-TV 16 — As part of its commitment to help Feeding America in the fight against hunger, Perdue Farms teamed with the Delmarva Shorebirds and three Delmarva food banks for the season-long “2014 Perdue Strike Out Hunger Challenge.” The event delivered a record 148,000 meals across Delmarva communities.

Morgan Stanley Awards MFB Grant for Homeless Kids Initiative

Morgan Stanley Awards MFB Grant for Homeless Kids Initiative

August 20, 2014

Baltimore, MD — The Maryland Food Bank today announced a $50,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to expand its Weekend Survival Kits, a child hunger initiative that provides a bag of food every week to homeless children in Baltimore City Public Schools so that they avoid going hungry over the weekend.

At Food Banks, Digital Donations Go Farther

At Food Banks, Digital Donations Go Farther

November 28, 2013

Marketplace — At the Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore, workers driving forklifts move boxes of mashed potatoes and stuffing and canned soup, a lot of it donated through food drives sponsored by local groups or businesses.

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