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11-19-12: The Role of Food Banks
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This is a week where food is in the spotlight. But getting fed isn’t always easy—approximately 720,000 Marylanders don’t know where their next meal will come from. That’s called being “food insecure.”
One of the organizations that’s working to alleviate that is the Maryland Food Bank. One of their initiatives is called the Farm to Food Bank program, which reaches out to farmers, to relieve them of any surplus produce. For instance this past summer, a lot of sweet corn ripened all at once. Farmers called the Maryland Food Bank, who uses pre-release inmates from the Department of Corrections to help them pick the extra produce.
Sheilah talks about the Farm to Food program with Amy Cawley, a food solicitor for the Maryland Food Bank who works with farmers on the Eastern Shore, and about the need for food with the CEO of the group, Deborah Flateman.
You can see more wonderful photos of inmates gleaning extra produce at Tim Poly's website, under the People USA tab.
In this web extra, Deborah Flateman talks about the importance of donations of fresh produce in getting healthy food to Marylanders.