U.S. Department of Agriculture

Fewer Maryland families going without enough to eat

Fewer Maryland families going without enough to eat

A new federal report shows that fewer families in Maryland are going hungry, but advocates say despite the progress too many people still don’t have enough to eat.

In Maryland, 10.1 percent of Maryland’s 2.3 million families faced food insecurity from 2014 to 2016, according to the report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Some 13.3 percent of families in the state did not have enough to eat from 2011 to 2013.

When families are food insecure they don’t always have enough money to buy food. A mom may skip meals so that a child can eat, or a family may run out of money to buy food between paychecks.

Maryland was one of 16 states nationwide that saw significant...

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