The Trump administration has issued a proposed rule that would take food assistance away from thousands of eligible Marylanders in all parts of the state. The proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will particularly harm working families with children, and families and seniors with even modest amounts of savings. More…
Register here for the 9th annual Maryland Food Access and Nutrition Network (MFANN) Fighting Hunger In Maryland conference on September 19! As Maryland’s only statewide anti-hunger conference, this is the event you don’t want to miss!
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!
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.
Maryland is the wealthiest state in the nation, but not all Marylanders share in the prosperity: more than 10% of Marylanders face food insecurity. Help end hunger in Maryland by supporting advocacy that will help Maryland residents keep food on their tables and in their pantries. Donate today!
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…
Maryland Hunger Solutions testified before the General Assembly several times during the 2019 legislative session. Check out our testimonies from this session.
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.
Now through September 30, Maryland Hunger Solutions is partnering with Safeway Foundation to receive donations from the annual Hunger Is campaign to end childhood hunger. All donations made at participating Safeway and Acme stores will be used to grow breakfast participation in schools and at summer meal sites across Maryland. Research shows that breakfast is crucial for children’s learning and health. Learn more.
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).