Hear The Maryland Crunch!
I hope Marylanders across our State can “Hear the Maryland Crunch!” of students eating a healthy school breakfast. Thanks to the leadership of Maryland Hunger Solutions, the “Hear the Maryland Crunch!” campaign offers all Marylanders the opportunity to become more aware of the daily struggle of our food insecure children and stand together in support of school breakfast. I wish to continue to highlight this critical issue facing our children. Maryland has the highest median income in the nation; yet even in Maryland, one in five children is food insecure. These children lack consistent access to adequate food resources, yet I am happy to announce we are making strides to ensure our children are fed and ready to learn. Approximately 262,000 students in Maryland participate in the 100 percent federally funded National School Lunch program and receive either free or reduce price lunches. These students know that when they come to school, they are able to receive a nutritious school lunch.