Baltimore Hunger Project is dedicated to eliminating the growing problem of weekend childhood hunger by feeding bodies and minds. 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.
After years of providing thousands of lunches to homeless women and children from her garage and giving back to Baltimore in varying other ways, founder Lynne B. Kahn, realized that solving poverty is complex, but feeding children is not. With dedicated volunteers, Baltimore Hunger Project (BHP) has been keeping kids full and in the classroom since November 2014. In its earliest days, BHP served 30 children in two elementary schools. Today, BHP is providing over 350 meals to children across fourteen Baltimore City and Baltimore County schools.
Baltimore Hunger Project works closely with social workers and guidance counselors at each partner school to identify and reach out to students and families in need. Since our food packages are discreetly tucked into the children’s backpacks, we can ensure the children receiving the food maintain their dignity and privacy. Along with their school partners, BHP measures success through assessment tools and other outcome measures.