We are continuing our annual food drive and gathering non-perishables to donate on Friday, December 3rd 2021. If you are able, feel free to bring in a can of food or a bag of rice that you can spare, and drop it in the box we have up front. There are many ways to give, check out the Maryland Food Banks website to donate or even volunteer if you’d like to do more!
I was shocked to find out that while Maryland is one of the wealthiest states in the country, it also has a high food insecurity rate. Apparently 1 in 3 persons face food insecurity, including children. Kids have a huge place in my heart and it brings me joy knowing that a place like food banks exist to help them stay nourished. Check out the excerpt from the Maryland Food Bank website below:
“With 1 in 3 Marylanders facing food insecurity, chances are, hunger has touched someone you know. But hunger is much more than a number, it is a complex social issue with many causes and far-reaching consequences. Only when we have a complete understanding of what hunger means and how it truly impacts Marylanders can we realistically find the solution to end it.“
While I don’t have the answer to world hunger just yet, I feel even a small effort goes a long way. Lets band together to help some hungry people out this holiday season! If you’d like to read more about what the Maryland Food Bank is doing, here are some things to look into:
Supper Clubs : Supper clubs provide free, nutritious to kids participating in after school activities.
School Pantry : This program places food pantries in neighborhood schools.
Pantry on the Go : Mobile pantries that provide food assistance in rural, urban, and suburban areas.
Summer Club : Feeds children who receive free and reduced-price school meals during the summer months.