What’s happening?

The Maryland Food Bank has released its second “Maryland Hunger Map,” which shows hotspots for food insecurity. The map also shows data-driven comprehensive reasons to explain some of the inequities, such as examining unemployment claims and household incomes. According to the organization’s research, about 2 million Maryland residents could experience food insecurity this year.

What does the map show in Baltimore City? 

Belair-Edison and Cedonia-Frankford are the worst off in Baltimore City, with each community needing over 1 million pounds of food than they’re currently getting. 

Anything else I should know? 

The map points out locations where people can access free food and find local resources, and the Maryland Food Bank plans to ramp up distribution in areas lacking food services. 

You can read more here.