Maryland Hunger Solutions

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Thousands Join Maryland Hunger Solutions to Hear the Maryland Crunch!
Thousands of students, teachers and leaders across the state of Maryland joined Maryland Hunger Solutions in Hear the Maryland Crunch, a state-wide, synchronized bite into an apple to raise awareness about the importance of school breakfast in the fight against childhood hunger.More...


Maryland Hunger Solutions Helps Mitigate Food Loss from Extreme Weather Conditions and Power Outages - Alerts Food Stamp Recipients There is Recourse
Maryland Hunger Solutions announced today (2/14/14) that participants in the Maryland Food Supplement Program (FSP, formerly the Food Stamp Program) who experience food loss due to extreme weather and power outages may be able to have their benefits restored. More...


Maryland Hunger Solutions Urges Maryland Assembly to Implement Community Eligibility Provisions
As the Maryland General Assembly considers implementing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) across the state, Michael J. Wilson, director of Maryland Hunger Solutions testified on the benefits of CEP. More...


School Breakfast Report Ranks Maryland 14th
A scorecard released today from the Food Research and Action Center shows that more low-income students are participating in school breakfast programs, and the state is ranked 14th in the nation for its participation rate. While nearly 162,000 students are receiving nutritious breakfasts, but Michael J. Wilson, executive director of Maryland Hunger Solutions, said thousands more need to be served. More...


Maryland Hunger Solutions Joins Raise Maryland Rally In Support of Raising the Minimum Wage.
Maryland Hunger Solutions joined Governor Martin O’Malley, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, Raise Maryland and workers, business owners, and faith leaders in Annapolis to support raising Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by January 1, 2016. More...


Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Maryland Hunger Solutions today.
When you know that the work we do literally puts healthy food in the mouths of tens of thousands of people all over our state – from the Eastern Shore to the Allegheny Mountains, from the Washington suburbs to downtown Baltimore and everywhere in between – then you realize just how important our work is. More...


Faith Leaders: Sign On to SNAP Letter Opposing Cuts
Massive cuts to the SNAP program have been proposed in Congress. Often it is the faith community that is asked to fill the void where government policy falls short. However, faith leaders and our allies at the Maryland food banks have already told us they will not be able to fill this void. MDHS is asking faith leaders to stand with us to protect and strengthen SNAP in the budget negotiations and to OPPOSE SNAP cuts. More...


Maryland Hunger Solutions Announces Additional Funding for Baltimore Bucks Incentive Project
Baltimore residents and employees of the Waverly Farmers Market joined Maryland Hunger Solutions and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability to announce the release of $6,000 in additional funding to the Baltimore Bucks Incentive Project from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. More...


Jared Bernstein Delivers Keynote Address at Fighting Hunger in Maryland Conference
At left, Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities with MDHS staff. As the only statewide anti-hunger conference, Fighting Hunger in Maryland is an important forum that brings together leaders from state and local agencies, nonprofits, schools, and advocates to inform, engage, and inspire action to promote equity in food access and nutrition in Maryland. More about the conference...


One in Five Households with Children in Maryland Report Inability to Afford Enough Food
Food Hardship 2008-2012: Geography and Household Composition, released by FRAC, found that in surveys from 2008-2012, more than 20 percent of households with children in Maryland said there were times in the prior year when they did not have enough money to buy food that they needed for themselves or their family. More than 13 percent of households without children in Maryland said they faced the same struggle. More...


Michael J. Wilson Named New Director of Maryland Hunger Solutions
The Food Research and Action Center is delighted to announce that Michael J. Wilson is the new director of the Maryland Hunger Solutions initiative. Michael J. brings more than 30 years of experience organizing and coordinating programs and grassroots campaigns, and is a widely known and respected leader in the social justice community. More...


Maryland to Pilot Community Eligibility Option
Maryland is one of four states selected by USDA to pilot the Community Eligibility Option (CEO) in the 2013-2014 school year, which will be implemented in select Washington County Schools, and the SEED School of Maryland. CEO is the newest tool for schools with high percentages of low-income students to provide meals at no charge to all students, and Maryland Hunger Solutions led advocacy efforts (pdf) to bring CEO to Maryland (link). Follow these links to a CEO in Maryland fact sheet (pdf) and the Maryland State Department of Education’s press release.


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