Together with our partners, No Kid Hungry Maryland works to ensure all children have access to the nutrition they need to grow and thrive.
*No Kid Hungry Responds: Coronavirus*
Thousands of vulnerable children are losing the healthy meals they depend on with schools closed because of the coronavirus. Just as the outbreak has closed schools, it has also closed many businesses, leaving some families out of work and struggling to afford food for their kids. No Kid Hungry has a plan make sure they are fed, during this crisis and in its aftermath. Learn more about what we’re doing here.
For many kids, this is their only chance to get a healthy meal after the school day ends. Click here to learn more about afterschool meals.
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
The Community Eligibility Provision, or CEP, is a federal school meal funding option that creates Hunger-Free Schools by offering school breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost to the families. Click here to learn more.
While studies show that eating breakfast at school has many positive benefits, less than half of low-income students in Maryland schools participate in school breakfast programs. Click here to learn more about school breakfast.
Summer is one of the hungriest times of the year for low income kids and families. While summer meal programs aim to alleviate this, only 15% of children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school also receive meals during the summer months. Click here to learn more.
Summer SNAP for Children
Summer SNAP for Children will reduce poverty and hunger for vulnerable children in Maryland by providing an additional $30 per child, per summer month, in food benefits directly onto SNAP (previously known as food stamps) electronic benefits cards, and an additional $10 per child during the winter break. Click here to learn more.