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Food program for older Marylanders to be launched

Brandi Hunter, Mobile Coordinator for the Maryland Food Bank, left, and Tim Walsh, right, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Branch Chief, carry food for Martha Myers, center, up to her apartment on Roland Ave at the official launch of "My Groceries to Go!" a supplemental food program for older Marylanders at St. Mary's Outreach Center in Hampden.
Brandi Hunter, Mobile Coordinator for the Maryland Food Bank, left, and Tim Walsh, right, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Branch Chief, carry food for Martha Myers, center, up to her apartment on Roland Ave at the official launch of "My Groceries to Go!" a supplemental food program for older Marylanders at St. Mary's Outreach Center in Hampden.(Noah Scialom / Baltimore Sun)

Maryland is launching a supplemental food program for older residents.

Maryland Department of Aging Secretary Rona Kramer will officially kick off the initiative in Baltimore on Wednesday called "My Groceries to Go!"

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It's a partnership between the department and the Maryland Food Bank with funding from the U.S. Agriculture Department.

The program promotes health eating and nutrition education while providing 40 pounds of nutritious food each month.

Beth Martino, the food bank's executive vice president, also is scheduled to attend, along with Baltimore officials and Tim Walsh, chief for Community Nutrition Programs at the U.S. Agriculture Department.

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