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.

 

  • 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.

RESOURCES

AFTER SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS

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

 

Too many Baltimore families have trouble providing good food each day. To make sure young people are receiving nourishing meals each day, Family League has participated as a sponsor in the After-school Meals Program for more than five years.

 

This program providers snacks and suppers served at eligible out of school time programs throughout the city. In 2010, Maryland became one of 14 states to participate in the program.

 

Family League has aggressively expanded its work to become the largest provider of suppers in Maryland.

  • Family League serves more than 9,000 youth each day at over 225 sites, including Family League-funded programs, Baltimore City recreation centers, and other community-based programs.
  • More than 1 million meals and 1 million snacks will reach Baltimore’s children and youth each school year through this work.
  • In all, the program brings more than $4 million in federal nutrition funding to Baltimore.

Requirements for After-school Snack and Supper Program

  • Located at a site where at least half of the children in the school attendance area are eligible for free and reduced meals
  • Offer educational or enrichment activities, after the regular school day ends, or on weekends, during times of the year when school is in session
  • Meet licensing, health, or safety codes that are required by Maryland and Baltimore City
  • Competitive sports teams are not eligible. However, afterschool care programs that include a sports activity as part of their enrichment program may be eligible.
  • Only served to children under 18 years old
  • Child must be enrolled in your afterschool program

 

To participate in the After-school Meals Program, please contact food@familyleague.org.

 

CHILD & ADULT FOOD CARE PROGRAM: AFTER-SCHOOL MEALS MEDIA RELEASE

MEDIA RELEASE

 

Family League of Baltimore is participating in the Afterschool Snacks and Suppers Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites as follows (sites subject to change):

 

Name of Contact Person for Agency: Sharon Bostwick

 

Snacks and suppers will continue to be served through June 9, 2023 (subject to change).

 

SITE NAME ADDRESSaddress ZIP CODE
29th Street Community Center 300 E. 29th Street 21218
7 Day Kiddie Kare 325 North Howard Street 21201
Access Art 2446 Washington Blvd 21230
Baker/Patterson Park Rec 2601 E. Baltimore Street 21224
Bentalou Rec 222 N. Bentalou Street 21223
BGC @Brooklyn O' Malley 3560 3rd Street 21225
BGC@ O'Donnell Heights 1200 Gusryan Street 21224
BGC@ Westport 2343 Norfolk Street 21230
BUGS After School Program 802 S. Caroline 21231
Cahill Performing Arts Center 4001 Clifton Ave 21216
Callowhill Aquatics 2821 Oakley Ave 21215
Carroll F. Cook Rec Center 5061 E. Eager Street 21205
CC Jackson 4910 Park Heights Ave 21215
Cecil Kirk Recreation Center 909 East 22nd street 21218
Curtis Bay Rec 1630 Filbert Street 21226
Digital Harbor Foundation 1045 Light Street 21230
Easterwood Rec 1522 Bentalou Street 21216
Edgewood/Lyndhurst Rec 835 Allendale Street 21229
Ella Bailey Rec Center 100 E. Heath Street 21230
FFG @Bethesda 6300 Harford Road 21214
Fred B. Leidig Rec Center 4521 Frederick Ave 21229
Greenmount Rec 2304 Greenmount Ave 21218
Harlem Park Rec 700 North Calhoun Street 21217
Herring Run Rec Center 5001 Sinclair Lane 21206
Hilton Rec 2950 Phelps Lane 21229
James D. Gross 4600 Lanier Ave 21215
Jubilee Arts 1947 Pennsylvania Ave 21217
Lakeland Rec Center 2921 Stranden Road 21230
Living Classrooms C.A.R.E. Program 1100 E. Fayette Street 21202
Locust Point Rec 1627 E. Fort Ave 21230
Madison Square Rec 1401 E. Biddle Street 21213
Mary Rodman Rec Center 3600 W. Mulberry Street 21229
Medfield Rec Center 1501 Wood Heights Ave 21211
Middle Branch Fitness and Wellness Center 201 Reedbird Avenue 21225
Mora Crossman Rec Center 701 S. Rappolla Street 21224
Morrell Park Rec Center 2601 Tolley Ave 21230
Mt. Royal Rec Center 120 W. Mosher Street 21217
Northwood Rec Center 1517 Winford Ave 21239
Oliver Rec 1600 N. Spring Street 21213
Rita Church Community Center 2101 Saint Lo Drive 21213
Robert C. Marshall Rec 1201 Pennsylvania Ave 21217
Roosevelt Rec Center 1221 W. 36th Street 21211
Samuel FB Morse Rec 424 S. Pulaski Street 21223
Solo Gibbs 1044 Leadenhall Street 21230
The League for People with Disabilites 1111 E. Coldspring Lane 21239
Towanda Recreation Center 4100 Towanda Ave 21215
UMAR Boxing and Youth Center 1217 W. North Ave 21217
Village Learning Place 2510 St. Paul Street 21218
Village Learning Place (2) 2521 St. Paul Street 21218
Wide Angle @Howard St Office 2601 N. Howard Street 21218
Williams J. Myers Soccer Pavilion 4300 W Bay Ave 21225
Woodhome Rec Center 7310 Moyer Ave 21234
YO Baltimore Pact Center 1510 W. Lafayette Ave 21217
Zoned for Kids Hilendale 7860 Hillsway Avenue 21234

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.

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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.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For inquiries related to Department policy, please contact:

Agency Equity Officer, Equity Assurance and Compliance Officer, Office of the Deputy State Superintendent for Finance and Administration, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street – 6th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2595, 410-767-0433– voice, 410-767-0431 – fax.

FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

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.

 

The Child and Adult Care Food Program’s mission is to enroll licensed Family Child Care Providers operating from within their homes and provide reimbursement for creditable meals and snacks served to participating children. The Program began in 1979, as a contractual pilot program through the Maryland State Department of Human Resources, sponsored by the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, serving Family Child Care homes and Child Day Care centers.

 

Effective October 1, 2011, Family League of Baltimore entered into an agreement with Maryland State Department of Education to sponsor Family Child Care homes and assumed administrative and financial responsibility for the Child Care Food Program. The Child and Adult Care Food Program 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. Participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program allows children to eat a variety of nutritious foods, grow into their healthy weight and learn healthy attitudes about foods and nutrition.

 

Family League of Baltimore is recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education to provide training for regulated Child Care Providers in the State of Maryland for Core of Knowledge and Continuing Training. Trainings are offered throughout the program year on various topics related to: Child Development, Special Needs, Curriculum, Professionalism, Community, Health, Safety and Nutrition.

USDA NON-DISCRIMINATION 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.

BALTIMORE PARTNERSHIP TO END HUNGER

In March of 2012, City leaders convened the Baltimore Partnership to End Childhood Hunger to increase participation in federal nutrition assistance programs and decrease childhood hunger in Baltimore City. Modeled after the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in Maryland, the Baltimore 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.

 

The Partnership has worked tirelessly since this time to increase access to proven and effective food access resources – school breakfast and lunch, afterschool and summer meals, and food assistance programs such as WIC, SNAP, and food pantries. Through on-the-ground community organizing, targeted public policy reform, and City-wide coalition building, participation in these programs has increased significantly.

 

The Baltimore Partnership to End Childhood Hunger will continue to draw additional organizations to the table while building on the childhood anti-hunger work that the following partners have been undertaking for years.