A lot of families in Baltimore struggle to feed their families. Click here for a list of food banks in Baltimore City. See below for more ideas on food and nutrition for you and your family.
B'more Fit for Healthy Babies for postpartum women - A free weight loss/exercise program for women who receive public assistance and have young children. Offered in Spanish in Highlandtown and in English in Upton/Druid Heights. The free weekly program offers Weight Watchers counseling, group exercise classes led by trained professionals, and much more. Childcare and transportation support provided as available. For information about meetings click here.
B'more Fit for Healthy Babies for men and women - A weekly weight loss/exercise program for men and women 18 years or older who receive public assistance. The weekly program is held at the Zeta Center, 4501 Reisterstown Road, in Park Heights starting at 6 pm. The program offers Weight Watchers counseling, group exercise classes led by trained professionals, and much more. Childcare provided beginning at 5:30 pm on a first come first served basis. $1 per session (a $50 retail value). For information click here.
Virtual Supermarket Initiative - Order fresh fruit and vegetables online and pick them up at your local library http://baltimarket.org
Directory of Baltimore Food Banks: Click here for a list.
Eat Fresh Maryland - Information on how to use your EBT (SNAP/food stamp) card at Farmers Markets. Call 310-891-7244 or visit www.eatfreshmaryland.org
Baltimore City WIC - Resources on benefits and eligibility www.baltimorehealth.org/wic.html
SNAP / food stamps -http://www.dhr.maryland.gov/fiaprograms/fstamp/
For easy, delicious and healthy recipes, visit ChopChop MD at http://www.governor.maryland.gov/wellness/chopchop.html
Resources and ideas to stop hunger: Check out www.whyhunger.org