A group of Eastern Savings Bank volunteers took part in a “Packing Experience” with the Baltimore Hunger Project (BHP). Our volunteers packed and sorted non-perishable food items into individual packages to be delivered to local elementary schools for food-insecure children in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Once distributed, school guidance counselors discreetly place the packages in children’s backpacks to help nourish them over the weekend.
Baltimore Hunger Project is dedicated to eliminating the growing problem of weekend childhood hunger by feeding bodies and minds. The time between Friday afternoon and Monday morning has been called “The Hunger Gap”. It is the time when homeless children and those living in poverty lack reliable access to food. Many children in Baltimore City and Baltimore County rely on free breakfast and lunch provided at school. When school is closed on weekends and holidays, some of these children go hungry.
BHP distributes over 1,600 weekly meal bags and has a waiting list. You can help put an end to childhood hunger with many ways to get involved and offer support; from the onsite packing experience, snack kit preparation at home or office, birthday pack creation, writing notes of encouragement, donating most needed items, monetary support, and more. Any contributions given makes a big impact in supporting the youth in our communities. Visit baltimorehungerproject.org to learn more about the efforts of BHP and how you can get involved.