Hunger is a constant reality for anyone living in poverty. Many individuals and families must make the impossible choice between paying their rent or buying food. One in eight people in Maryland, and one in four in Baltimore City, are food insecure. Many children in the Baltimore region are hungry when they arrive to school, and many have not eaten a full meal since they left school the day before. Additionally, one in every three children in Baltimore City live in a food desert and don’t receive the healthy foods they need to thrive and succeed. We offer food access services to provide at St. Vincent de Paul for supplemental food and meals, with a special focus on childhood hunger.
Food Assistance Programs:
Good Harvest Community Kitchen is a social enterprise expanding access to healthy food for children, adults, families, and seniors in group settings such as shelters, pre-schools, after school programs, summer camps, adult day care centers, group homes and senior centers.
Beans and Bread is a comprehensive day resource program serving more than 300 people per day.
- Breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
- Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and on the last Sunday of each month.
Over $500,000 in food assistance provided through our network of 39 SVDP Conference volunteer groups located throughout Central and Western Maryland.