Mission Statement

Baltimore Hunger Project is dedicated to eliminating the growing problem of weekend childhood hunger by feeding bodies and minds. We are bridging the gap between Friday and Monday by consistently providing weekend food packages to children identified as food insecure, in a compassionate and dignified manner. We raise awareness about the effects of hunger by establishing partnerships with community members, other organizations, and decision makers.

Strengthen Bodies

By responding to acute needs of the children in our community, we are working to meet their nutritional needs and reduce their experience of hunger.

Empower Minds

By offering educational resources to children and families in need, we are supporting lasting food security with the ultimate goal to break the cycle of poverty.

Build Communities

By fostering a shared understanding, we are nurturing beneficial partnerships among individuals, corporations, and schools.

Our History

After years of providing thousands of lunches to homeless women and children from her garage and giving back to Baltimore in varying other ways, Founder and Executive Director Lynne B. Kahn, realized that solving poverty is complex, but feeding children is not. With dedicated volunteers, Baltimore Hunger Project (BHP) has been keeping kids full and in the classroom since November 2014. In its earliest days, BHP served 30 children in two elementary schools. Today, BHP is providing over 600 meals to children across twenty three Baltimore City and Baltimore County schools.

Baltimore Hunger Project works closely with social workers and guidance counselors at each partner school to identify and reach out to students and families in need. Since our food packages are discreetly tucked into the children’s backpacks, we can ensure the children receiving the food maintain their dignity and privacy. Along with their school partners, BHP measures success through assessment tools and other outcome measures.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Baltimore Hunger Project is comprised of nine members who have extensive not-for-profit, education, financial and legal, board management and fundraising experience. One hundred percent of the Board contributes to Baltimore Hunger Project’s fundraising efforts.

  • Andrew Baranowski
  • Paul D’Amore
  • Alec Knight
  • Tracey Mandish
  • Nicole Miller
  • Alexis Seth
  • Rachel L. J. Thornton
  • Michelle Webster

$25

can nourish one child
for one month

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We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID# 47-2281875.

Without volunteers, there is no Baltimore Hunger Project.

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