Maryland could allow people to use EBT cards at restaurants

State legislation could allow Maryland to adopt a Restaurant Meals Program as part of its Food Supplement Program. This would allow homeless, disabled and elderly people to use their Electronic Benefits Transfer card at participating restaurants.

Critics hit Trump’s food program plan as ‘devastating’ to Maryland

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal 2019 includes an overhaul of a supplemental food assistance program for low-income people that could affect nearly 750,000 Marylanders. Many in the state’s predominantly Democratic congressional delegation are attacking the White…

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.

Fresh Beets pop-up tackles food access in West Baltimore one bag at a time

West Baltimore resident-led advocacy group No Boundaries Coalition blends nutritional awareness with music and produce at low-cost into one event, tackling one of the community’s biggest issues – access to healthy food.

Holiday Season Puts Strain on Families in Need

Food stamp reductions have had serious effects on Maryland food banks.

Food Stamp Cuts Affecting One in Eight Marylanders

In Baltimore, some local residents are learning to cope with the cuts.

Maryland Food Stamp Recipients, Organizations, Scramble Under Shadow of Benefit Cuts

The expiration of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act puts Maryland food stamp recipients at risk of losing a portion of their benefits.

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.

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.