Over 10 million meals distributed during COVID, MD Food Bank says the need continues

SALISBURY, Md.- The Maryland food bank is in need of your help as they continue to warn the need for food assistance.

The Maryland Food Bank Eastern Shore said over the last 15 months they distributed over 10 million meals.

But, they anticipate an increase in the need for food moving forward.

So, beginning July 1st they will use the lessons they’ve learned and new partnerships to fight food insecurity.

This includes rolling our their mobile markets, exploring new nutritional programs, and expanding culinary training  through a workforce program.

“We know as stimulus money fades, the emergency EBT declines, food stamp changes, a lot of those innovations that were brought in to support households that those things are going to go away and we need to be able to be prepared to help facilitate that work,” Jennifer Small, the Senior Regional Program Director, said.

They told us they’re also apart of the Lower Shore Task Fore, working with other organizations to provide communities of color and vulnerable populations resources that are culturally important.

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