Maryland state Del. Brooke E. Lierman, D-Baltimore city received the Legislator of the Year Award from Maryland Hunger Solutions at the seventh annual Fighting Hunger in Maryland: Food for Thought conference for her efforts to increase the minimum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefit for seniors from $16 a month to $30 a month.
She also helped change state law so that returning citizens who are eligible for SNAP can now access these benefits to help rebuild their lives.
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