Bills Passed to Reduce Childhood Hunger

In Maryland’s 2018 legislative session, two important bills passed that will reduce childhood hunger. SB 818 (pdf) provides additional funding to the Maryland Meals for Achievement Program, and HB 315 (pdf) ensures more low-income students can access free school meals by eliminating the reduced-price co-pay for school meals. And Maryland lawmakers did the right thing and voted down HB 1273 (pdf), a bill that would have made it more difficult for certain groups to access SNAP benefits. Read MDHS’ testimonies before the Maryland General Assembly for each of these bills.