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FEEDING FREDERICK is a resource committed to combating food insecurity throughout Frederick County by bringing awareness to free food resources offered by a network of nonprofits and government providers.
Our goal is to make free food accessible and easy to locate for anyone in need. No one should be faced with the uncertainty of finding their next meal, so let’s unite to end hunger in the Frederick community. Food is a human right not a privilege.
Food Insecurity in Frederick County
Food insecurity means it’s hard to get reliable access to a necessary amount of food that is both affordable and nutritious. It’s a complicated social issue with a variety of causes, but it often goes unnoticed because of what looks like an abundance of grocery stores and restaurants in our community.
The reality is that nearly 1 in 4 Marylanders are facing food insecurity, many of which are children and the elderly. That’s right–in all likelihood a friend, a neighbor, or a family member of yours has been affected by hunger. And as the effects of COVID-19 continue to negatively impact health conditions, jobs, incomes, and much more, Frederick County residents are experiencing a rising need for free food resources.
OUR COMMUNITY AT WORK
Frederick County has no shortage of passionate volunteers and committed service providers, who are already finding creative ways to provide access to food. From houses of worship and local schools to food banks and shelters, we are a community dedicated to the wellbeing of others.
However, it can be difficult for those seeking assistance to know how, when, and where they should go for food. Feeding Frederick aims to unite the efforts of our various providers by amplifying their message and shining a light on their free food services in a single, comprehensive resource.
These partners are vital to the success of our efforts to combat food insecurity and eliminate hunger in Frederick County.
How You Can Help
Not only is Feeding Frederick about helping people find access to free food resources, but it also creates an opportunity to discover where these providers are located in your own immediate community.
Volunteers, food donations, and financial support will help these organizations continue to serve others in their time of need and sustain this vital network of nutritional assistance.
Hunger is real, but it stops here.