ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 28, 2011) – TOMORROW, Governor O’Malley will host breakfast for area superintendents, principals, educators, food service providers, parents and other school leaders to promote school breakfast programs and the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger.
Last month, the Governor surprised third, fourth and fifth graders from Chadwick Elementary School <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_4Al2Kpvd8> to talk about childhood hunger in Maryland.
There are more than 210,000 children in Maryland at risk of hunger. The O’Malley-Brown Administration has set a goal <http://www.statestat.maryland.gov/GDUhunger.asp> for Maryland to become the first state to eliminate childhood hunger within its borders by 2015. In November 2008, Governor O’Malley established the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in Maryland with Share our Strength <http://strength.org/> and the Governor’s Office for Children <http://www.goc.state.md.us/> to raise awareness about hunger in the state.
The Partnership includes community groups, activists and food programs to reach children at risk of hunger, and ensure they have nutritious food where they live, learn and play. This past November, the Governor celebrated the second year of progress for the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger.
WHAT: Governor O’Malley to host breakfast with area school leaders to promote school breakfast programs
WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Governor’s Reception Room 2nd Floor, State House Annapolis, MD