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MD Food Bank braces for SNAP cuts; surge in theft

Photo: Ben Schumin/Flickr Creative Commons
Photo: Ben Schumin/Flickr Creative Commons

Households who qualify for SNAP food benefits got an increase as the pandemic started. That emergency allotment ends in March. Carmen Del Guercio, president and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank, tells how it’s gearing up for more people needing help. Plus, Baltimore Banner investigative reporter Brenna Smith tells about the surge in SNAP theft.

Links: Maryland Food Bank donationsand find food locations; Brenna Smith reporting.

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