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Maryland Food Bank Records

Identifier: R0070-MFB

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Scope and Contents

The Maryland Foodbank Records collection documents the work, programs, outreach work, and events of the organization between 1979 and 2005. The collection documents the Maryland Foodbank's work with partners and affiliates, communities, and specific programs such as the Second Helping initiative. Materials include meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, photographs, and financial records.


  • 1979 - 2005


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

The Maryland Food Bank, an affiliate of America's Second Harvest and the only food bank serving the entire state, was founded in 1979 to coordinate the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the state's hungry. After it was first founded, Maryland Food Bank served 38 assistance sites in Baltimore City. In 1981, the group expanded its work and established a branch on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. In 2004, the Maryland Food Bank further expanded and moved its headquarters from Baltimore City to Baltimore County.

[Information for this historical note was gathered from the organization's website:]


83.67 Linear Feet (67 containers)

Language of Materials



Collection is organized in 7 series:

  • Annual Gathering
  • Ewing Files
  • General Files
  • Miscellaneous Boxes
  • Second Helping
  • Special Events
  • General Records

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Bill Ewing in 2003 as part of a course in Community Studies and Civic Engagement taught by Jessica Elfenbein.

Processing Information

Series 7 is currently uninventoried.

Finding aid for the Maryland Food Bank Records
Finding aid prepared by archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA