Anti-hunger programs in Maryland growing to meet demand

In Maryland, about 10 percent of households are food insecure, meaning they struggle to afford adequate nutritious food, according to data from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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 Holds National Food Day Events Across the State

Nearly 100 events are taking place Thursday in Maryland to celebrate national Food Day, a movement to promote healthy, affordable and sustainable food.

Government Shutdown Puts Women and Children Most at Risk of Losing Nutrition Program Funding

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children is the first food supplement program that would lose funding in Maryland if the federal government shutdown was prolonged.

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.