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Maryland Food Bank - Food Insecurity

Posted at 1:52 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 13:52:23-04

Food insecurity is rising at alarming rates as unemployment numbers grow due to the pandemic

One of the many ways the Maryland Food Bank is answering this need is through partnerships and a recent partnership with Johns Hopkins at the Henderson-Hopkins school is proving to be very impactful. Like all local schools, the Henderson Hopkins school that serves kids K-8 has been closed for over a month.

The immediate problem is that on a typical school day the school provides 1,000 meals to students in needs: breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner and East Baltimore is a food desert The partnership with the Maryland Food Bank allows the continued distribution of these critical meals.

With support from JHU, the Maryland Food Bank is supplying 7,000 pounds of food per week compared to its usual contribution of 3,000 pounds per month.

Learn more here.

WMAR-2 News is also partnering with the Maryland Food Bank for a virtual food drive. Learn more here.