HEALTHY FOOD IS A RIGHT.
United Way of Central Maryland is committed to fighting hunger by providing healthy food and access to healthcare to our neighbors in need. Plus, in 2017 and beyond, we’re looking at broader community health issues. We believe that together, we can fight hunger and create communities where everyone has access to healthy, affordable food.
- 17.9 million pounds of food (14.9 million meals) distributed to low-income families since 2011.
- Harvest Helper volunteers gleaned and harvested over 175,000 pounds of produce from local farms for distribution in 2016.
- Through United Way’s Harvest of Plenty program, 4,200 Thanksgiving meals were distributed to low-income families in 2016.
- More than 60 volunteers and 30 partner organizations supported the program by handling phone calls, and packing and distributing meals.