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 the highest in the state.

Baltimore residents who are between 18 and 25 years old and are not attending school or working are the preferred applicants, but the program is open to anyone who shows a willingness to commit and is able to commute to the training centers in Baltimore, according to Joanna Warner, director of communications for the Maryland Food Bank.