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.
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, Applications Manager, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Paul D’Amore, Managing Partner, D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC
Alec Knight, Vice President Wealth Management, Brooks Financial Group, Inc
Tracey Mandish, Executive Vice President, Eastern Savings Bank
Nicole Miller, PMP, GISP, Vice President, Regional Director, JMT Technology Company
Alexis Seth, Community Advocate
Darla F. Strouse, Executive Director, Office of Partnership Development and Recognition, Maryland State Department of Education
Rachel L. J. Thornton, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Michelle Webster, Principal, Featherbed Lane Elementary, Baltimore County Public Schools