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PNS Daily Newscast - July 22, 2019 


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Public News Service - MD: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: Maryland schools in high-poverty areas are taking part in a new program that allows them to serve no-charge, nutritious breakfast and lunch to all students. Administrators report the program is running smoothly. Photo courtesy of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

SALISBURY, Md. - A new program offering breakfast and lunch in school at no charge is now in place for all public schools in Somerset County on the Eastern Shore, and in about a dozen schools in Washington County in the western portion of the state. According to the federal Community Eligibility Pr

PHOTO: Maryland Hunger Solutions has joined several anti-hunger groups in backing federal legislation that would expand summer meal availability. Photo courtesy of USDA Summer Food Service Program.

BALTIMORE - Anti-hunger organizations want next summer to be the best possible summer for low-income kids, and are backing the new federal Summer Meals Act of 2014 in order to further that goal. The bill would expand access to nutritious meals in high-poverty areas. Maryland Hunger Solutions' direc

PHOTO: It's a crunch that will be heard around the state for today's Maryland Day. Students and residents are encouraged to bite into an apple at 10 a.m. to raise awareness about the importance of school breakfast. Credit: Deborah C. Smith

BALTIMORE - Taking a bite out of hunger will be heard around the state today for Maryland Day. More than 150,000 Marylanders have promised to join schoolchildren for a synchronized "crunch" as they taste apples at 10 a.m., as Michael J. Wilson, director of Maryland Hunger Solutions, explained. "We

PHOTO: Today kicks off the Annual Harvest for the Hungry Spring Forward Food Drive. CREDIT: AARP Maryland

BALTIMORE - Spring really is on the way. Friday kicks off the Annual Harvest for the Hungry Spring Forward Food Drive. It's the 27th year for the project, which runs Saturday through March 8. Kate Sam, director of communications at the Maryland Food Bank, said it's difficult to keep hunger top-of-m

PHOTO: Rep. Sarbanes is the lead sponsor of the

WASHINGTON – Backed by government reform groups and a growing list of other organizations, 128 members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday introduced the Government by the People Act to encourage citizens to take their government back from free-spending corporations. Rep. John Sarba

PHOTO: Gov. Martin O'Malley's State of the State address claims:

BALTIMORE - "Together, we have reduced childhood hunger," Governor Martin O'Malley said during his State of the State address, and according to Anna Mudd, project manager with Maryland's No Kid Hungry Campaign, it's 100 percent true. Part of the proof is that the percentage of pupils who received fr

PHOTO: Maryland's school breakfast ranking in a scorecard released today from the Food Research and Action Center shows a lot to be proud of. More low-income students are participating in school breakfast programs, and the state is ranked 14th in the nation for its participation rate. Photo courtesy of USDA.

BALTIMORE - Maryland's school breakfast ranking shows a lot to be proud of. A scorecard released today from the Food Research and Action Center shows that more low-income students are participating in school breakfast programs, and the state is ranked 14th in the nation for its participation rate.

PHOTO: Share Our Strength's

BALTIMORE - Breakfast for public school pupils often begins in the board room - the school board room. January is School Board Recognition Month, and Share Our Strength's "No Kid Hungry" campaign is highlighting the importance of school boards in ending childhood hunger in Maryland, through programs

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