The 2021 Maryland Hunger Profiles features the latest data on federal nutrition program participation in the state’s 24 counties. The profiles reveal that as of December 2020, Maryland had a near-record 797,909 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants.
Our latest research also includes data on participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and school meal programs as well as the percentage of school districts that have adopted community eligibility.
The report expands on data originally released back in October in the 2020 Maryland Hunger Profiles by taking a year-long look at the interest in SNAP. The report includes participation rates reported by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services from January through December 2020.
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.
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