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 such as IT and healthcare that “provide family-sustaining wages and are not at risk of automation,” the organization said.