State Charity

The 2016-2017 MASC State Charity is the Maryland Food Bank (MFB) https://mdfoodbank.org/
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MASC Charity Reporting Forms
•  MASC form and list of state food agencies (pdf file)
•  MASC form – Word version (download file)
•  Separate listing of Food Assistant Agencies in MD (pdf file)

MFB Mission: Our mission is to lead the movement and nurture the belief that together we can improve the lives of Marylanders by ending hunger.

ABOUT MFB: The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland. For more than 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need. Through carefully crafted programs, the food bank aims to meet the immediate needs of Marylanders while simultaneously working to find long-term ways to reduce hunger statewide. Currently distributing more than 120,000 meals per day—nearly 44 million meals annually—the Maryland Food Bank will continue to expand its efforts until hunger ends.

The Maryland Food Bank operates from three facilities: one in Baltimore, one in Salisbury, and one in Hagerstown. Through our extensive network of soup kitchens, pantries and schools, our branches distribute food across 21 counties and Baltimore City.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-zqw_I8lMc

Maryland is home to more than 760,000 people who do not have enough to eat.
See more at: https://www.mdfoodbank.org/hunger-in-maryland/overview/

Things you can do to support the state charity:

o    Social Media Ambassadors — students snapping a selfie or posting a 30-45 sec video in support of the food bank….During the month of September, students can tag any social post with #beavoiceMFB on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. And beyond September, you can tag us by using @mdfoodbank on all the same channels.

o    Volunteer Groups – Between the food bank and our network of 1,000+ partners, there are lots of opportunities for students to volunteer. To sign up for a shift at MFB just visit https://www.mdfoodbank.org/volunteer/

If you can’t find a good time slot at MFB (we only have so many weekend shifts) you can plug in your zipcode to find an MFB partner near you and reach out to them directly with inquiries about volunteering.

o    Raising Awareness in Schools – For Kids Helping Kids especially, but all year round, we need students to use their communication channels to raise awareness of the Maryland Food Bank and hunger in MD.

Using blog posts and any additional information from the Maryland Food Bank website, students can write articles for school newspapers, newsletters, etc.

o    During the Kids Helping Kids Campaign we’ll need this kind of support to get the word out about each school’s Virtual Food Drive

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Kids Helping Kids Food Drive:
October 3 – 28, 2016
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• Join with MASC and the Maryland Food Bank to reach the goal: 500,000 pounds of food
• Memo to Superintendents from the Maryland State Dept. of Education (pdf file)
• Maryland Food Bank Kids Helping Kids Food Drive web site:
https://mdfoodbank.org/kids-helping-kids/
* Sign up for your school to participate
* Download these toolkits https://mdfoodbank.org/kids-helping-kids/khk-toolkit/?
1.  Food and Funds Drive (virtual or download to print)
2.  Teacher Toolkit – Childhood Hunger Fact Sheet
3.  Teacher Toolkit – Most Needed Items
4.  Teacher Toolkit – Nutrition & Fitness: Service Learning Unit

MARYLAND FOOD BANK PROGRAMS
FOOD DISTRIBUTION: https://www.mdfoodbank.org/our-programs/food-distribution/
This activity lies at the heart of the Maryland Food Bank and is fundamental to understanding how we work.
FARM TO FOOD BANK: https://www.mdfoodbank.org/our-programs/farm-to-food-bank/
This initiative engages farms across the state in a partnership to provide hungry Marylanders with fresh, local produce.
PANTRY ON THE GO: https://www.mdfoodbank.org/our-programs/pantry-on-the-go/
This direct service program enables us to transport large amounts of food to areas where people have little access to other forms of hunger-relief.
SUPPER CLUB: https://www.mdfoodbank.org/our-programs/supper-clubs/
This partnership provides children in under-served communities with a nutritious meal while they participate in after-school activities.
SNAP OUTREACH: https://www.mdfoodbank.org/our-programs/snap-outreach/
This program sends outreach workers to community centers to help eligible Marylanders apply for SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps).
SCHOOL PANTRY: https://www.mdfoodbank.org/our-programs/school-pantry/
This partnership with local schools provides food-insecure children and their families with vital nutrition in a stigma-free environment.
SUMMER CLUBS: https://www.mdfoodbank.org/our-programs/summer-clubs/
This initiative provides meals for children who traditionally rely on their school’s free and reduced-price meal programs during the school year.
DSS PROGRAM: https://www.mdfoodbank.org/our-programs/dss-program/
This partnership with DSS allows us to distribute emergency food boxes from our warehouse to Baltimore City residents who qualify for the service.

 

STAY CONNECTED with the Maryland Food Bank

Twitter: @mdfoodbank   | http://twitter.com/MDFoodBank
Facebook: @mdfoodbank  | http://www.facebook.com/MDFoodBank
Instagram: @mdfoodbank   | http://www.instagram.com/mdfoodbank
LinkedIn: @marylandfoodbank   | http://www.linkedin.com/company/maryland-food-bank

eNewsletter sign up: https://www.mdfoodbank.org/news-events/newsletter-signup/