This year's Families Living United Healthy Food Week has provided access to healthy food to thousands of families in central Maryland. Thanks to our generous donors and partners, we collected more than 137,000 pounds of food that was distributed to local food banks, pantries and soup kitchens.
What exactly does that mean for our community? Access to healthy food impacts eating behavior.
When fresh, wholesome food is available in a community, residents’ diets improve and conditions like diabetes, obesity and stunted cognitive development in children are less likely to occur.
Achieving the building blocks of a successful life – education, financial stability and health – depends on many factors. The odds are stacked against those facing poverty.
Understanding the cycle of poverty can be a challenge if you’ve never experienced it.
How can you purchase nutritious food if you don’t have a car or reliable public transportation? What if your infant is sick but your job is at risk if you stay home from work? How can you help your kids with their homework when you are balancing two jobs? What do you do if an eviction notice arrives and you’ve exhausted all of your resources for the month?
These are the types of questions thousands of central Maryland families must tackle.
Think you know what young professionals are doing after 5:00 p.m. on any given weekday? One group we know is working strategically to change the world, of course.
Millennials are more likely than any other generation to cite the "desire to make the world a better place to live" as a key motivator for their philanthropic giving.1
Recently, more attention has been drawn to this generation’s power to make a difference in our community. At our Emerging Leaders United Young Professionals Conference last month, we recognized five young leaders with the Philanthropic 5 (P5) awards. Each young professional was awarded based on their extraordinary commitments to leadership, volunteerism, mentoring and philanthropy within central Maryland's nonprofit community.
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