In Maryland, 880,000 residents are participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Households that experience prolonged food insecurity are at the greatest risk of experiencing hunger.
About Maryland Hunger Profiles
The 2022 Maryland Hunger Profiles provide accurate local data on federal nutrition program participation, population, and poverty data for each of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. The latest Profiles are a reflection on the Coronavirus pandemic, along with Maryland’s strategies to adapt to the crisis.
Behind the percentages outlined in the Maryland Hunger Profiles are the tens of thousands of children, older adults, people living with disabilities, veterans, and low-wage earners who would not get the daily nutrition they need to be productive without these programs.
Still, many nutrition programs have not yet realized their full capacity of service for thousands of Marylanders. The purpose of these data profiles is to allow policymakers, partners, and the public to understand the state of hunger within Maryland and inform ongoing community and policy conversations about ensuring Marylanders have sufficient nutrition and the opportunity to thrive. This is especially true as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and recover from the economic and health fallout.
Everyone is a stakeholder in the fight against hunger, and together, we can create a hunger-free Maryland.
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