Maryland Battles Hunger

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.

Stories

Baltimore City Spokesman Ryan O'DohertyBALTIMORE 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

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Students at West Towson Elementary School

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 

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Kitoya Williams Creative Kids Community Center in CockeysvilleLOCAL 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

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Multimedia

Baltimore City Food Market and Food DesertVIEW LOCATIONS OF BALTIMORE CITY FOOD DESERTS AND FOOD MARKETS

Take a look at where Baltimore food deserts are located along with City food markets. More

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Baltimore County Public SchoolsTAKE 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

Kitoya Williams

LEARN MORE ABOUT A YOUNG WOMAN WHO IS GIVING BACK TO THOSE WITH A SIMILAR BACKGROUND

Watch a multimedia slideshow explaining Kitoya, her background, and her motivation. More

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