Maryland Food Bank Expects Higher Demand For Aid Amid Pandemic

The Maryland Food Bank is preparing to meet a higher-than-average demand for charitable food in 2022 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The food bank and its food assistance network have distributed enough food to provide nearly 83.7 million meals since the pandemic began in March 2020, the organization said Thursday. That’s a 70% increase over the same period prior to the beginning of the pandemic.