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  • Van takes free meals for kids into city neighborhoods

    Van takes free meals for kids into city neighborhoods
    It's 4 p.m. when the mobile meals van pulls up to a patch of pavement behind the library at Pennsylvania and North avenues. The cardboard boxes it brings — filled with chicken sandwiches, milk and snacks — may be the first food some children...
  • Getting to Baltimore's at-risk kids before it's too late

    Getting to Baltimore's at-risk kids before it's too late
    Here's what Molly McGrath Tierney, director of social services in Baltimore, has been thinking about: tearing down the foster care system, as we know it, and building something new that, among other things, might make ours a less violent city in the years...
  • VA looks to American Legion, other veterans groups for help with backlog

    VA looks to American Legion, other veterans groups for help with backlog
    As officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs look internally for solutions to a claims backlog that is drawing increasing fire from Capitol Hill, they are also reaching for outside help from some of the nation's best-known veterans groups....
  • Food trucks from Baltimore and Washington to square off on Rash Field

    Food trucks from Baltimore and Washington to square off on Rash Field
    Get ready to roll. Baltimore and Washington’s fleets of food trucks are squaring off again. Some 40 trucks, 20 from each city, are expected to attend the second Taste of Two Cities event on June 1, which is relocating from Westport Waterfront to...
  • Food trucks from Baltimore and Washington will square off on Rash Field

    Get ready to roll. Baltimore and Washington's fleets of food trucks are squaring off again. Some 40 trucks, 20 from each city, are expected to attend the second Taste of Two Cities event on June 1, which is relocating from the Westport waterfront to Rash...
  • United Way launches Healthy Food Week campaign

    United Way launches Healthy Food Week campaign
    In its first 15 months, the United Way of Central Maryland's Access to Healthy Food Initiative distributed more than 3.4 million pounds of groceries to low-income individuals and families, the organization said. But because spring and summer are slow...
  • Volunteerism is the spirit behind United Way

    Volunteerism is the spirit behind United Way
    Teamwork is the special sauce of success in any organization. Without it, there would have been no Super Bowl parade for the Ravens on Pratt Street and no renewed buzz about the Orioles' building on last season's remarkable progress. At a broader level,...
  • Rawlings-Blake victorious in United Way healthy cooking contest

    Rawlings-Blake victorious in United Way healthy cooking contest
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz hosted a set of powerful peers for a healthy cooking competition at the Hunt Valley Wegmans Wednesday, but home field advantage wasn't enough to top his counterpart from Baltimore City. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
  • Nearly $3M in community impact grants awarded by United Way

    Nearly $3M in community impact grants awarded by United Way
    The United Way of Central Maryland will provide nearly $3 million in community grants intended to provide financial stability to families, quality education to children and healthy alternatives to individuals, the organization said this week. In all, 71...
  • City to offer free breakfast, lunch to kids this summer

    City to offer free breakfast, lunch to kids this summer
    Children in poor Baltimore neighborhoods can get free meals this summer through an extension of the National School Lunch Program, city officials said Wednesday. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the Summer Food Service Program, which is expected to...
  • Charitable deduction a boon for society

    Charitable deduction a boon for society
    On his 19th century travels through the United States, the French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville marveled at the American experience of a diversity of civic organizations formed through gifts of time and money. "Wherever at the head of some new...
  • United Way named "all-star" charity

    United Way named "all-star" charity
    United Way was named an "all-star" charity by Forbes magazine for the high percentage of its donations that go toward direct services. The magazine ranked the U.S. charities that received the most in private donations according to financial efficiency....