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BALTIMORE HUNGER PROJECT LLC

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Causes: Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Human Services, Nutrition, Personal Social Services

Mission: Baltimore hunger project is dedicated to eliminating the growing problem of weekend childhood hunger by consistently providing weekend food packages to homeless and food insecure children. We are bridging the gap between Friday and Monday by consistently providing weekend food packages to children identified as food insecure, in a compassionate and dignified manner. We raise awareness about the effects of hunger by establishing partnerships with community members, other organizations, and decision makers.

Results: Childhood hunger has long been a difficult challenge in the Baltimore community. Many students rely on school for nutrition on weekdays, and face uncertainty about whether they’ll eat on weekends. Now, due to school closures and the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, childhood hunger has gone from being a weekend problem to a daily one. During moments like these, heroes arise. At Baltimore Hunger Project (BHP), we consider our donors, corporate partners, and volunteers to be those heroes. With their ongoing support, we've been able to consistently provide food to at-risk children across Baltimore City and Baltimore County. As we grow, so does the need for our services. Since our founding in 2014, we've grown from serving 30 children to serving 2,300 students per week throughout the City and County. During COVID-19 we’ve expanded into full-time services, providing 42,000+ food packages in the first four months of the crisis. While we’ve been able to access emergency funding, it isn’t enough to meet the needs of our communities. You can provide a lifeline: Join us in our mission.

Target demographics: eliminate the growing problem of childhood hunger

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,300 food insecure children

Geographic areas served: Baltimore City and County

Programs: weekend meals for Baltimore school aged children, as well as additional necessities and resources.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

BHP is committed to the students in the Greater Baltimore area who experience food insecurity. When the pandemic hit, seemingly overnight, BHP was able to go from serving 600 students on weekends to over 2000.
The mission is simple and executing on it provides relief for our community's most vulnerable members -- our children.
BHP's work is essential and has impact.

Joe C.8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Baltimore Hunger Project is a fantastic organization with a top-notch founder and volunteer staff!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization with so many meaningful ways to volunteer and make an impact on food insecurity! I have been involved in many different ways and each have been powerful.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Great organization! Lynne and the team at BHP have not failed to continue serving their community during the pandemic.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the mission and adore the people who volunteer at Baltimore Hunger Project! It feels great to give back to the community and see smiles on the kids’ faces. I’m impressed by BHP’s effectiveness and the smoothness in which they operate. For this reason, I donate as well as volunteer.

Liberty J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Baltimore Hunger Project (BHP) has always been a strong partner of the Liberty Judy Center (LJC). Thanks to their reliability, swift communication, and generosity we were able to provide weekend food packs for almost 60 Pre-K and Kindergarten students at Liberty Elementary School weekly through the school year. Our work with BHP continued when schools closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic due to the tremendous support of staff and volunteers from BHP. Through their hard work collecting and packing the food packs, the LJC was able to deliver around 60 food packs per week to 60 families in the Forest Park community for over 10 weeks, totaling almost 600 weekend foodpacks! We love the staff at the Baltimore Hunger Project and are excited to continue our work with them to help feed our Liberty community of young learners.

Attached is a quote from a Pre-K grandparent to whom the LJC delivered weekly food packs after schools closed:
“We are all very thankful for the weekend food packages which help so much and are grateful to receive them!” – Pre-K Grandparent

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1: The LJC prepared pandemic bags shortly after schools closed filled with BHP food packs and jars of Peanut Butter and Jelly.

2: LJC staff with food packs and loaves of bread out for delivery!

3: Before schools closed, our Pre-K and Kindergarten students were excited to take home weekly food packs filled with goodies!

Tanzi L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a delivery driver for Baltimore Hunger Project for a few years now delivering to one area elementary/middle where most of the kids getting weekend food packs are very young. The Director is always positive and works well with so many different volunteers and schools. She handles challenges with a smile. I feel appreciated as a volunteer and am so glad to make a small difference each week in the lives of the 50 kids who get weekend packs.

Anna G.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic organization that gets help directly into the hands of those who need it. Basic nourishment is something so simple that we so often overlook.
Are kids in undeserved communities getting getting fed? Maybe. But are they getting the necessary nourishment they need to grow, develop, learn? Too often the answer is no.

Baltimore Hunger Project recognizes the importance of simple acts like making sure a child goes into school Monday with enough nourishment to start the week right.

Brock R.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great run org! Continue to help during these uncertain times!

Meghan C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BHP has supported Holy Angels Catholic School for 2 years. They supported us during the school year with giving many students food bags to take home over the weekend. When the pandemic hit, BHP supported us again with providing over 1,000 loaves of bread and food bags, special treats from Five Below, Wegmans, and other vendors that support BHP. They were able to lift a burden off the parents to help with feeding their children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first learned of Baltimore Hunger Project when it was just Lynne’s Garage and groups of people making sandwiches to distribute amongst Baltimore’s food insecure.
Needless to say, Baltimore Hunger Project has grown into a non profit that is essential to the Baltimore community, especially during COVID.
The organization is ethically run, well organized, and passionate about serving the community.

Laura W.9

Donor

Rating: 5

Baltimore Hunger Project is a phenomenal organization. I have admired their work for a long time, and have seen them raise their efforts even more during the COVID-19 pandemic to be able to assist even more people in need in our Baltimore community. My company has been lucky enough to get involved with BHP and you can just tell how passionate they are about what they do. We have been able to help with monetary donations, food drives, winter clothing drives and even writing letters of encouragement to the students who receive their food bags, which is such a caring touch.