Spotlight On Maryland - MD Food Bank

Maryland Food Bank President & CEO Carmen Del Guercio discusses food insecurity in our state, and how the expiration of SNAP benefits could strain our community's Food Pantries
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The demand for assistance is expected to rise after SNAP Benefits expire March 1st Photo credit Maryland Food Bank

On this week’s Spotlight On Maryland, we spoke with Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO of the Maryland Food Bank. Food insecurity is an ongoing problem in our country, especially with rising costs and now the expiration on pandemic SNAP benefits. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly/formerly known as Food Stamps. More than 30 Million low-income families in 32 states lost those extra benefits on March 1st and the Maryland Food bank is expecting a greater demand from food pantries here in Maryland.

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Volunteers at the Maryland Food Bank Photo credit Maryland Food Bank

In our discussion, Del Guercio outlined what food insecurity looks like, how Maryland families are affected by the loss of extra SNAP benefits, and how our listeners can help. Listen to the entire interview below and click HERE to donate to the Maryland Food Bank. 

Featured Image Photo Credit: Maryland Food Bank