Baltimore Hunger Project
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2020 8.4% of American children were “food insecure,” meaning they lack consistent access to sufficient amounts of food. In Baltimore, the rate of food insecurity among children is 33%, roughly four times higher than the national average.
School lunches are a valuable tool in the fight against child food insecurity—but what about when children aren’t in school? The Baltimore Hunger Project was founded to address weekend child hunger, and on September 28th, Hunt Valley Wealth donated their time and efforts in support of this vital community program.
Along with clients, family, and friends, the team packed 507 bags of non-perishable food items, helping ensure that children in need in the Baltimore area can come to school on Monday nourished and ready to learn. In fact, the team worked so well together that they also had time to write notes of encouragement and include them in each bag!
We applaud everyone who joined us and rolled up their sleeves to support a great cause. To learn more about the Baltimore Hunger Project and find out how you can help, visit www.baltimorehungerproject.org.
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1 USDA, Food Insecurity for Households With Children Rose in 2020, Disrupting Decade-long Decline. (Link)
2 Baltimore City, Mayor Scott Increases Total Commitment to Addressing Food Insecurity to $26 Million. (Link)