Although it is the wealthiest state in the country, one in nine citizens are constantly dealing with hunger. What are the state and local government’s response to this issue? This website is devoted to uncovering that question.
BALTIMORE CITY TACKLES HUNGER AND UNHEALTHY EATING Over the past seven years, the mortality rate of heart disease is 30 percent higher in Baltimore City than among all Maryland residents. Officials link poor diet and obesity as the leading causes. Since 2009, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has focused on turning the issue around. More
MAJORITY OF LOW-INCOME MARYLAND STUDENTS NOT RECEIVING HUNGER BENEFITS In an annual report the national, nonprofit organization released in January, only 45 percent of eligible children took part in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s statewide initiative to provide access to a healthy breakfast. More
LOCAL COCKEYSVILLE RESIDENT GIVES BACK TO CHILDREN SHARING SIMILAR BACKGROUND At the age of 10, most girls go to school and have the sole responsibility of completing their homework. Kitoya Williams had a bit more on her plate at that age. More
Take a look at where Baltimore food deserts are located along with City food markets. More
TAKE A LOOK AT PARTICIPATION RATES AMONG BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Check out how the 25th largest school system in America fares when it comes to providing low-income children with breakfast. More
Watch a multimedia slideshow explaining Kitoya, her background, and her motivation. More