Over 700,000 Marylanders, or more than 1 in 10 households, live in poverty and struggle against hunger. Food insecurity means that children go to school with empty stomachs, that parents, grandparents, and other caregivers skip meals so that children can eat.
The Maryland Hunger Profiles provide accurate, local data on nutrition program participation in each of Maryland’s 24 counties. We hope this information will help inform ongoing community and policy conversations about how we can ensure that everyone in Maryland is able to have sufficient nutrition and the opportunity to thrive. Everyone is a stakeholder in the fight against hunger, and together, we can create a hunger-free Maryland.
Disclaimer: Please note that the SNAP child participation data are current as of April 2020. All data included in the county profiles reflect numbers that were publicly available as of 6/31/2020, or the end of the SFY 2020. For the most up-to-date numbers please contact Maryland Hunger Solutions.
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