Commission, Congress Evaluate SNAP and Needs of Hungry Americans

Forty eight million.

That is how many people lived in hungry households in the United States in 2014, according to the Food Research and Action Center.

In order to combat this huge problem, the National Commission on Hunger recently recommended that Congress and the Obama administration create a cross-agency, coordinated national plan to end hunger.

Maryland In-Classroom Breakfast Program Proves Fruitful, Yet Most Schools Starved For Funding

Research indicates that students who participate in the Maryland Meals for Achievement Classroom Breakfast Program perform better in school, but less than half of all eligible schools participate due to a lack of funding.

House Votes to Cut SNAP Spending Despite More Marylanders Using Food Stamps

U.S. House of Representatives votes to cut $40 billion from SNAP food stamp program, while Maryland food stamp participation increases 9 percent – the third-highest of any state.