Get Involved. Fight Hunger.
Maryland Hunger Solutions leads advocacy and public policy efforts in Maryland in support of efforts to fight hunger by strengthening the federal nutrition programs. Be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news and policy developments of interest to you.
And don’t forget to join our Paper Apple Campaign. By participating in the Campaign, you can add your voice to the hundreds of Marylanders who are urging support for the federal nutrition programs and other anti-hunger efforts.
At the state level…
Maryland Meals for Achievement
Thank Governor O'Malley, members of the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee, and House Appropriations Committee, for approving the $1.8 increase in Maryland Meals for Achievement funding. The increase will ensure that 57,000 more children will start their day off with a nutritious breakfast.
To see the testimony that Maryland Hunger Solutions submitted this past legislative session, visit the MDHS Testimony page (at left, under "Advocacy").
At the federal level…
A nine month extension of the Farm Bill (through FY 2013) was included in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 – H.R. 8 (pdf). The House and Senate Agriculture Committees are expected to hold mark ups on their respective bills in late April-early May. As negotiations for the Farm Bill heat up, it’s critical that advocates weigh in with Congress about the importance of the Food Supplement Program for low-income Marylanders.
- Encourage your representatives to co-sponsor H.Res. 90, a sense of the House resolution opposing cuts to SNAP. Follow this link to a list of co-sponsors.
- Continue to share this message with your Members of Congress: “No cuts to SNAP, nutrition programs and safety net programs for the poor and vulnerable.”
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (Child Nutrition Reauthorization)
CNR authorizes funding for federal school meal and child nutrition programs and increases access to healthy food for low-income children. The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act was passed in 2010, and many of its provisions are starting to take effect. Learn what it means for Maryland.