The Venable Foundation’s award of a $100,000 grant to the Maryland Food Bank (MFB), the largest charitable food provider in Maryland, was featured in DC CityBizList, General Counsel News, and Attorney at Law Magazine.
The grant will support MFB's food distribution operations, technology upgrades, and Lawyers' Campaign Against Hunger, which is an annual fundraiser for distributing meals. Core to the MFB's operations are its statewide food procurement and food distribution efforts, including the School Pantry Program, which provides children and their families with vital nutrition in a school setting; HEART Markets, or pop-up farmer's market-style distribution events; Supper and Summer Clubs, which supply meals for youth to ensure food reliability outside of school hours; FoodWorks, a culinary workforce development program; and the Pantry on the Go Program, which provides bulk food deliveries to locations without access to fresh and nutritious food.
Venable Foundation President Lindsay Meyer said, "With hundreds of thousands of Marylanders facing food insecurity, we know there is no more vital cause than the fight to end hunger. We believe in the work that the Maryland Food Bank does, and we proudly continue to support their efforts."