Maryland may be one of the wealthiest states, but hunger runs deep. It affects old and young alike, but it can be solved by connecting all who are eligible to the federal nutrition programs. We compile and analyze the latest data to show the need and the solution. Our rich library of resources will help your education, advocacy, and outreach efforts as we work together to end hunger and promote well-being.
Fighting Hunger in Maryland: Reframing Hunger - October 27 - is an important forum that will bring together leaders from state and local agencies, nonprofits, schools, and advocates to inform, engage, and inspire action to promote equity in food access and nutrition in Maryland.
We are actively engaged in connecting eligible Marylanders with federal nutrition program benefits and available state and local resources. Whether it’s a county fair, senior expo, back-to-school night, or conference, our staff will come to you with information on applying for benefits from programs like food stamps and school meals and accessing healthy, affordable food.
By engaging partners across the state, we are removing barriers to nutrition programs, increasing outreach, and expanding access to affordable and healthy food – all steps that will get us closer to our mutual goal of ending hunger. Maryland Hunger Solutions collaborates with public and private partners through various coalitions, partnerships, and state and local food policy workgroups.
Urge Governor Hogan to Raise the Minimum SNAP Benefit
More than 18,000 seniors in our state receive the minimum SNAP benefit of just $16 a month – an amount that’s simply not enough to afford healthy food. Add your name to the petition to Governor Hogan urging him to sign HB 445/SB 758. These bills will increase the minimum benefit to $30 a month. Tell Governor Hogan that Maryland seniors deserve a raise!
Webinar on Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs)
On Tuesday April 12th at 2pm, Maryland Hunger Solutions is hosting a webinar with the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) to discuss the reimplementation of the ABAWD (Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents) time limit for certain SNAP recipients in Maryland. More...
Maryland Rises to Fourth in the Nation for School Breakfast Participation
More low-income children in Maryland are starting the day with a healthy morning meal at school, according to a new national report released today, further demonstrating the positive impact of the community eligibility provision (CEP). More...
Participate in Hear the Maryland Crunch!
Join us on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 9:15 and be one of thousands of Marylanders biting into apples simultaneously, to help raise awareness of the important role school breakfast plays in ensuring children have access healthy food. More...
Raise the Minimum FSP Benefit
Join Maryland Hunger Solutions and tell your legislators that you support raising the minimum FSP (Food Supplement Program) benefit to $30 per month. Sign onto this letter to urge your legislators to invest in FSP in the FY 2017 state budget.
Maryland Hunger Solutions Calls on Governor Hogan to Invest In Anti-Hunger Programs in FY 2017 Budget
On the eve of Thanksgiving, MDHS joined with more than twenty-five organizations to urge Governor Hogan to invest in programs that fight hunger in Maryland. More...
New Report: Maryland Earns a B in School Breakfast Participation among Low-Income Students
Nearly two-thirds of all low-income Maryland students who participate in school lunch also participate in school breakfast, according to a new report released on October 1st by Maryland Hunger Solutions. The report, Reducing Childhood Hunger with the School Breakfast Program: Maryland’s Report Card, gave the state a B in overall breakfast participation during the 2014-2015 school year, and highlights two proven approaches to increasing participation: serving breakfast in the classroom and implementing the Community Eligibility Provision. Grades for both the state and every county are available. Read the report...
Maryland Hunger Solutions Alerts Beneficiaries, Retailers to Changes in Food Supplement Program
Beginning September 1st, 2015, two major changes to the state’s Food Supplement Program (FSP, or food stamps) will impact 800,000 low-income people, nearly 4,000 retailers and more than a dozen outreach organizations that connect eligible people to the program, according to Maryland Hunger Solutions. One of the changes to the program, which is administered by Maryland’s Department of Human Resources (DHR), will affect the timeframe in which benefits will be issued while the other changes will address program enrollment and limiting benefits for adults without children. More...
USDA Summer Meals Program Feeds Low-Income Children Farmers Markets
For the first time, Summer Meals are available at two participating Baltimore City farmers markets: Govanstowne and Pigtown. As part of National Farmers Market Week, local and state leaders joined with the community to celebrate. More...
Photos: top/Rep. John Sarbanes joins MDHS staffer Brooke McCauley and MDHS director Michael J. Wilson at farmers' market event; bottom/Officials help serve food to children at event.