Coalition Work in Maryland
Maryland Food Access and Nutrition Network
MFANN is a statewide resource sharing and capacity building network for government, non-profit, faith and community organizations seeking to improve food access and nutrition of low-income Marylanders through federal nutrition programs, emergency food, and community programming. MFANN originated from the Coalition for a Healthy Maryland, convened in 2005, with Maryland Hunger Solutions chairing since 2007. MFANN works through: meetings with regional and national experts, site visits, outreach events, and the Fighting Hunger in Maryland conference.
To learn more about MFANN, email RTucker@mdhungersolutions.org.
Maryland Alliance for the Poor
Founded in 1988, Maryland Alliance for the Poor is a coalition of service providers, faith groups, and other organizations working together to advocate for statewide public policies and programs that help Marylanders living in or near poverty.
Stop Homelessness and Reduce Poverty (SHARP)
SHARP works to eliminate homelessness and reduce poverty by increasing awareness, promoting effective services, and advocating for sound public policies. It works toward these goals by: 1) sharing information among members, 2) identifying local issues that may require collective action, 3) advocating for effective public policy and systemic change, and 4) organizing and supporting awareness events.
Founded over 35 years ago, Welfare Advocates is a statewide coalition of community-based organizations, advocacy groups, faith communities, and consumers, whose mission it is to educate ourselves and the wider community and to advocate for an adequate safety-net and public policies that support families moving to self-sufficiency.