Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

In Maryland, rescuing food that might otherwise be wasted

In Maryland, rescuing food that might otherwise be wasted

On one end of this particular food chain are boxes of dinged-up tomatoes, spotty avocados and other perfectly edible yet rejected fruits and vegetables that pile up at the Maryland Wholesale Produce Market in Jessup.

On the other end are the estimated one in four residents of Baltimore who live in food deserts, where lack of money or transportation limits their access to fresh, healthy fare beyond what little might be carried in their corner stores.

Matt Burke, at the wheel of a Kia with the back seat folded down, is helping to connect the chain.

Burke is among a growing group of activists, government agencies, nonprofits and private companies that have joined the...

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