‘Farm to Food Bank’ program addresses increasing food insecurity in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. – More and more families in Montgomery County need help with getting food. That’s why the county’s “Farm to Food Bank” program is investing thousands of dollars to make sure local farms can produce plenty of fresh food and feed those who are experiencing hunger. The effort, which aims to provide more nutritious and culturally diverse […]

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Maryland Food Bank Pilots Programs Targeting Job Insecurity, Food Access

Food Bank, Bags of Fresh Produce.

The Maryland Food Bank has launched pilot programs targeting unemployment and underemployment, two of the leading causes of food insecurity, and increasing access to healthy, shelf-stable items, the organization said Tuesday. Using a grant from the group Feeding America, the Workforce Development Partnerships program connects Baltimore-area residents with social services and job training in industries […]

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Children in Anne Arundel Co. to receive extra SNAP benefits this summer

Close up face shot of cute African girl in front of healthy vegetable dish.

Anne Arundel County, Maryland, will provide almost 18,000 eligible children with extra food support over the summer. All eligible school-aged children will have Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for June, July, August and December. “Providing this benefit gives critical support to families at a time when inflation is hitting family grocery budgets hard,” County Executive […]

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Swapping Fresh For Frozen: Consumers Struggle To Afford Groceries Due To Inflation

Hands holding big plate with different fresh farm vegetables. Autumn harvest and healthy organic food concept

As the U.S. economy continues to grapple with the highest inflation level seen since 1982, consumers are feeling its effects where it hurts the most: The grocery store. For 28-year-old Paul Weiner, those price increases have turned what used to be an enjoyable outing to buy groceries into a chore that now involves stress and […]

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Maryland Food Bank Offers Job Training and Aid to Baltimore Youth

Storage shelves in a local church food bank warehouse showing a variety of tins and store cupboard essentials ready for food parcels

The Maryland Food Bank recently launched a program that helps connect Baltimore residents to job training programs in growing industries such as health care and clean energy, and also provides a financial stipend and food assistance. Maryland Food Bank’s Workforce Development pilot program focuses on job training in Baltimore, where unemployment and underemployment rates are […]

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Yes, SNAP Benefits Eventually Expire. Here’s What You Should Know

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) sign outside of a storefront.

More than 42 million people rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) benefits to help afford food. The benefits were expanded at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic as a lifeline for struggling families. But as other federal aid programs, such as expanded unemployment benefits, have expired, some are […]

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