This staple food is one of the cheapest and most nutritious carbohydrates.
State government’s aid for food assistance programs can’t end with the pandemic.
Since March 2020, the Community Learning Garden has donated 2,811 lbs of produce valued at almost $17,982 to the UMD Campus Pantry.
The task force, which was launched during the pandemic, is set to finalize a draft next month.
Since the organization's start in April 2020, it has distributed over 23,000 meals and raised about $240,000.
The student-run organization aims to educate students on food insecurity at this university and in the surrounding area.
“Certainly, the pandemic is exacerbating the food and housing insecurity issue."
So far, they've helped over 1,300 families in Prince George's County.
The city of College Park granted each organization $20,000.
The garden plans to work with the Campus Pantry throughout the summer.