Governor’s Office

Maryland Receives $3.4 Million Performance Bonus for Improving Access to SNAP Program

For the last several years, our Family Investment staff has worked incredibly hard, along with the Governor’s Office for Children and our community partners, to achieve Gov. O’Malley’s goal of ending childhood hunger in Maryland. Last week the USDA recognized these e
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Partnering to end hunger in Maryland

DHR is fortunate to have community partners that help us assist vulnerable children and adults.  Maryland Hunger Solutions (MHS) is one of those partners and a critical part of our shared fight to eliminate poverty and hunger in Maryland. Director Cathy Demeroto from MHS was kind enou
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Maryland is the most improved state in Food Stamp payment accuracy

In 2010, DHR’s food stamp error rate _ a key measure of our ability to provide quality customer service _ had ballooned to an unacceptable 7.68 percent. Maryland ranked dead last among the 50 states, and as a result the department was placed into sanction status by the USDA, which adm
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We’re working hard to help Maryland families have a healthy and prosperous 2013

The last four years have been tough for many Maryland individuals and families. A record number of households in need have turned to DHR for help with medical assistance, putting food on the table or paying the heating bill. Yet despite the increased workload this caused, our dedicate
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