WBAL-TV 11 covered the Baltimore Hunger Project in their latest article found here.
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Anchor Theo Hayes writes:
“A program feeding children in need has become even more important during the coronavirus pandemic.
A small group of volunteers with Baltimore Hunger Project is stuffing zip-top bags with food for hungry children. Their mission is to help bridge the hunger gap from Friday afternoon to Monday morning. They’ve been doing so since 2014, but now, during the coronavirus pandemic, more children are in need.
“Beginning in September, we were feeding 648 students in 24 schools across Baltimore City and Baltimore County, and when the pandemic started and the schools closed, we upped our support to 2,300 children every Wednesday and Friday,” said Lynne Kahn, founder of Baltimore Hunger Project.
Through donations, the organization purchases food, utilizes volunteers and partnerships and then distributes the bags. Each bag costs them around $5 to create, but they’re free for children and even more valuable for the parents.
“The opportunity to give them the food bags was such a huge relief off the parents,” said Meghan Cosgrove, with Holy Angels Catholic School.
It’s not just food. The organization also puts special touches in every bag, such as science kits, crayons or notes. It’s sustenance for kids in need, but so much more for those who help.
“There are kids that are 5 years old just walking home carrying bags for their family and siblings, and it just touched my heart and I know that I want to continue doing this,” said volunteer Jaden Dahan.”