Maryland Hunger Solutions Applauds Recipients of the Maryland Hunger-Free Campus Grants
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Statement Attributable to Michael J. Wilson, Director, Maryland Hunger Solutions
BALTIMORE, February 21, 2023 — Maryland Hunger Solutions applauds the recipients of the Maryland Hunger-Free Campus Grants. In 2021, Maryland Hunger Solutions led the effort to enact the Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program legislation, which created a state-funded matching grant program for state colleges and universities to strengthen anti-hunger work on campus. The grants awarded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission are a significant step in addressing campus hunger across Maryland. The funding helps campus communities:
- leverage more sustainable solutions to address food insecurity on campus;
- raise awareness of services currently offered on campus that address basic food needs; and
- build strategic partnerships at the local, state, and national levels to address food insecurity on college campuses.
The first recipients of the grants are: Carroll Community College, Howard Community College, Harford Community College, Frederick Community College, Community College of Baltimore County, Allegany College, Towson University, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Salisbury University, University of Maryland, College Park, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Maryland Hunger Solutions continues to lead efforts to end campus food insecurity through our Hunger-Free Campus Network, which works with colleges and universities to address food insecurity on campus. Through the grant program and network, we will ensure students do not suffer the consequences of hunger while pursuing higher education, and that campuses can become community centers that offers the support and resources so that no student has to go hungry.
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