The Maryland Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit hunger-relief organization that partners with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need. The food bank has created multiple programs aimed at meeting the immediate needs of Marylanders while also working to find long-term ways to reduce hunger statewide. They have been around since 1979 and distribute more than 112,000 meals per day through 1250 food pantries throughout MD. That’s more than 41 million meals annually!
My Phone Feeds Kids gives specifically to the MD Food Bank’s Weekend Survival Kit Program, which gives backpacks full of food to children who don’t have reliable housing and are dependent on free and reduced lunches throughout the school year. The backpacks have enough food to get them through the weekend and a little more and the meals don’t need to be prepared or stored in a kitchen. Last year this program provided meals to 100 kids during the school year.