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

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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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Nearly Half Of Maryland Families Face Food Insufficiency, Maryland Food Bank Finds

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Nearly half of Maryland families said their children were sometimes or often not eating enough food because of high costs, according to a new study from the Maryland Food Bank. The organization analyzed U.S. Census data and determined 45% of families said they were sometimes not giving enough food to their children because it’s too […]

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Maryland Food Bank Receives $115,000 through Bank of America COVID-19 Employee Booster Initiative

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Bank of America today announced a $115,000 donation – the equivalent of 230,000 meals – to the Maryland Food Bank (MFB) to address food insecurity in the region. An estimated two million Marylanders faced hunger in 2021, according to MFB’s Maryland’s Hunger Map analysis. As the pandemic continues, hunger relief organizations in Maryland and across […]

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Hunger Continues to Plague Americans. Here’s Why—and What to Do About It.

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Growing up in North Philadelphia’s Hunting Park neighborhood, Barbie Izquierdo knew that the way she and her family lived wasn’t “normal.” Her Cuban-born father served time in prison for the first 10 years of her life, and her mother suffered from mental health issues that precluded her from working. Izquierdo and her older brother survived […]

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Hunger in America could get worse as supply chains tighten

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Just after Thanksgiving, Carmen Allen became alarmed by the jump in prices and shortages of food products at her local grocery stores. “Cake mix,” Allen says. “I was worried I wouldn’t find enough of it to give out in our food baskets.” Allen serves as president and executive director of Beyond the Sanctuary, a nonprofit […]

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Governor Hogan Announces Historic Investments in Public Health and Human Services, Record Funding For Local Health Departments

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced that his Fiscal Year 2023 budget will include historic investments in public health, including record funding for the state’s local health departments. The budget will also expand support for 50,000 low-income children and 27,000 seniors in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), while providing additional resources for food banks and […]

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Baltimore Will Conduct Count Of Homeless Population in February, Scott Says

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Baltimore officials will conduct the city’s count of people experiencing homeless next month, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services announced Friday. The Point-In-Time Count, as it’s called, will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26. Staffers and volunteers will attempt to survey people who are sleeping and sheltering in places not meant for human […]

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Here’s How Homelessness In Maryland Compares To The Rest Of The Country

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Homelessness is on the rise in the United States. According to a study published by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the number of Americans experiencing homelessness has grown each year since 2015. As of January 2020, there were an estimated 580,466 Americans experiencing homelessness Though the exact effects the COVID-19 pandemic had on America’s […]

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