GOVERNOR O'MALLEY TO RECEIVE AWARDS AT HUNGER ACTION SYMPOSIUM
BALTIMORE (September 26, 2013) - Tomorrow, September 27, Governor Martin O'Malley will will offer remarks at the Maryland Food Bank’s Be a Voice: Hunger Action Symposium, an annual conference convening thought leaders, government officials, and concerned citizens to explore new ways to combat food insecurity in Maryland. Governor O'Malley will also receive two awards from the Maryland Food Bank in recognition of the Administration's commitment to ending childhood hunger. The Governor will receive the Public Supporter of the Year Award, which recognizes elected and appointed officials who have worked over the last year to address hunger, and the Ann Miller Anti-Hunger Leadership Award, a new award named for the Maryland Food Bank's Founder and given on a selective basis to individuals who show exemplary leadership in the fight against hunger.
Where: Martins West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244
When: Friday, September 27, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
The O’Malley-Brown Administration set a goal of ending childhood hunger in Maryland by 2015 by increasing access to existing nutrition programs for at-risk children. Maryland is the first state in the nation to set a goal to eliminate childhood hunger. Compared to the O'Malley-Brown Administration's first year in office, 55 percent more Maryland students are eating breakfast at school. We have more than tripled participation in the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program since its launch in 2009.