Food Access

Too many Baltimore children and families lack access to the nutritious foods they need to grow, thrive and succeed. To make sure young people are receiving nourishing meals each day, Family League has focused its nutrition work on reaching children wherever they are: at home, in school, after school and during the summer.

Impact in Food Access

  • Serving approximately 10,000 daily snacks & meals through Family League’s involvement in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  • Piloting the Baltimore City Summer initiative to increase number of young people participating in learning, meals and activities.

Baltimore Partnership to End Childhood Hunger

In 2012, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake convened the Baltimore Partnership to End Childhood Hunger to increase participation in federal nutrition assistance programs, and decrease childhood hunger in Baltimore. Modeled after the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in Maryland and housed at Family League, the Partnership seeks to engage state and local agencies as well as community leaders, elected officials and other nonprofit organizations in concerted strategies to eradicate childhood hunger.

Read more about the Baltimore Partnership to End Childhood Hunger.


After-School Meals Program

To make sure young people are receiving nourishing meals each day, Family League has participated as a sponsor in the At-Risk, After-School Snack Program for more than six years. This program pays for snacks and suppers served at eligible out of school time programs throughout the city.

Learn more.

Summer Meals Program

Family League is a sponsor of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). We serve breakfast, lunch and supper to eligible sites around the City. In the summer, Family League goes to community sites around the city and uses mobile food vans to serve food to children so that they get the food and nutrition they need to grow, learn and thrive.

Learn more.

For technical assistance with the meal program portal, email poshelp@familyleague.zendesk.com


Family Child Care Homes

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) was designed to improve the health and nutrition of children enrolled in the program through education, professional leadership and technical assistance. The program promotes the development of good eating habits, while providing professional assistance to Family Child Care Providers in an efficient and effective manner.

Learn more.


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

For USDA Food and Nutrition Services nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.