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Photo: Curbside 3-5 (2020)

By Eli Herrnstadt

JC Faulk, founder of Bmore Community Food, strikes a pose at their weekly Saturday giveaway. BCF began in March as a COVID-19 response. With passionate volunteers and dedicated leadership, it has grown into one of the largest food rescue and distribution efforts in the city. The mission? End food insecurity in Baltimore. Says JC “[We’re] still just touching the tip of the iceberg of hunger in Baltimore…That we have so many people hungry in this city, while we are throwing away so much food. It makes no sense to me.” Through community drops, curbside giveaways, and a city-wide delivery network built from the ground up, BCF is currently distributing about 100,000 pounds of food a month. They plan on drastically increasing that number in 2021. By downloading this image, you agree to use the photo within the context that it was taken. You also agree to never use it for commercial purposes. The image always belongs to the original photographer and should be attributed to the photographer and Center for a Livable Future Food Policy Networks Photo Contest. Image credit: Eli Herrnstadt; CLF Food Policy Networks Photo Contest, 2020