Hunger and food insecurity have lasting implications, which is why the Food Research and Action Center launched Maryland Hunger Solutions in 2007 as a venture to fight hunger and improve the nutrition, health and well-being of children and families throughout Maryland. The initiative is modeled on the success of its predecessor, the D.C. Hunger Solutions, and engages a remarkable network of collaborators. Manna serves on both the MDHS Advisory Council and Food Access and Nutrition Network.
In February 2016, Manna co-hosted a workshop on changes to SNAP/Food Stamp eligibility for “Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents. Download a copy of the presentation: ABAWD Policy Training Presentation feb 4 2016.
Maryland Hunger Solutions mobilizes some of the most innovative programming available. Participants of their SNAP (Food Stamp) Challenge pledge to use just $22 per person to budget for weekly groceries, providing a glimpse into the reality of financially-strained families who live on this meager assistance. In March 2015, more than 800,000 residents participated in the Hear the Maryland Crunch event, simultaneously crunching into an apple to bring attention to the need for every child in Maryland to have access to a healthy breakfast.
Manna can be counted on to support organizations like Maryland Hunger Solutions. We stand proudly alongside all those trailblazing for hunger relief in Maryland.
For additional information, check out their website: www.mdhungersolutions.org