Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Break
Last summer, about four out of of five Maryland children who receive free and reduced-price school lunch during the school year were at risk of hunger during the summer. Even so, a new report shows that Maryland is doing better than much of the nation. Maryland ranks seventh nationally when it comes to the percentage of low-income children who received summer meals compared to those who received lunch during the school year. Learn more.
“Maryland Market Money” Now Available at More Farmers Markets in Prince George’s County
This market season, the Maryland Farmers Market Association’s “Maryland Market Money” program will be available at four farmers markets, and low-income residents can receive additional dollars to spend at these markets, making healthy foods more accessible and affordable for food-insecure shoppers in Prince George’s. Learn more.
Doing our Part to Ensure the Maryland General Assembly Promotes Food Security
Maryland Hunger Solutions testified before the General Assembly several times during the 2019 legislative session. Check out our testimonies from this session.
Missed Opportunities: An Analysis of SNAP Participation in Maryland by County
SNAP is a proven tool to reduce hunger and poverty in Maryland and across the country. However, new research finds that many Marylanders who are eligible for SNAP are not participating in the program. The number of eligible people not participating in SNAP by county ranges from 25 percent in Baltimore City to over 60 percent in Montgomery County. Check out Maryland Hunger Solutions’ new research brief, Missed Opportunities: An Analysis of SNAP Participation in Maryland by County, and the accompanying map, for more information on SNAP participation by county in Maryland. Listen to the story on WAMU, too!
MDHS Supports the Maryland Farms and Families Fund
The 2019 Legislative Session of the General Assembly is in full swing, and Maryland Hunger Solutions testified before the House Appropriations Committee on January 29, 2019 in support of House Bill 84 and the Maryland Farms and Families Fund. Read our testimony.
Highlights from the 2018 Fighting Hunger in Maryland Conference
On October 9, we came together in Annapolis for the 8th annual Fighting Hunger in Maryland conference, which included four award presentations, eight panels, nine roundtable discussions, 48 speakers and over 150 participants, which add up to one very successful conference! Check out highlights from the conference including presentations, pictures, and media coverage.
Significant Gains Made in Afterschool Supper Participation, but Demand for Quality Afterschool Programs Still Outstrips Supply
More than 1.2 million low-income children benefited from afterschool suppers on an average weekday in October 2017, an 11 percent increase from the previous year, according to the Food Research & Action Center’s annual Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation report. Find out more…
Over 12 Percent of Maryland Households Struggle to Afford Enough Food
Despite an improving economy, 12.6 percent of households in Maryland reported that they struggled to buy enough food for themselves and their families during 2016–2017, according to a new report released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC, a national anti-hunger advocacy group).
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