Hunger in Maryland: Making an Impact

The Situation:  Twenty percent of Maryland  households with children reported that they could not afford enough food during a 12-month period in 2009-2010. This means that approximately 243,000 children are going hungry each day. Maryland is the wealthiest state in the nation, making this inequity even more shocking.

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How Catholic Charities alleviates hunger

Last year we:

  • Provided 365,000 meals to hungry men, women and children at Our Daily Bread, My Sister's Place Women's Center, Sarah's House, and Anna's House.
  • Served meals to the 687 children in our Head Start programs
  • Helped clients access federal food and nutritional programs
  • Assisted 19,466 impoverished people with case work and emergency services
  • Provided job training and helped find employment for 1,553 people.

Here's what you can do

  • Volunteer to provide or serve meals.
  • Hold a drive to collect, or provide, items our programs need.
  • Donate to help cover our most urgent needs, which are often unexpected.

To volunteer, visit or call 410.547.5553.

To donate, visit or call 410.547.5490.

Help Catholic Charities end hunger in Maryland. Our mission is to love, serve and teach, and provide care and services to improve the lives of Marylanders in need.