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By Mana Rabiee

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley says his state has made some progress in its campaign to end childhood hunger.

At a day care center in Annapolis, O'Malley celebrated the one-year anniversary of a program to eradicate childhood hunger in the state by 2015.

The campaign, run by a coalition of public and private organizations, added tens of thousands of children to state and federal food programs in the past year.

Courtney Smith is with Share Our Strength, a national group that fights hunger, and a leading member of Maryland's coalition. "In the hunger community, we like to talk about the importance of surrounding children with access to nutritious healthy food where they live, learn, play and pray," says Smith.

Smith says the coalition has made progress in part because it brought food to children, rather than forcing families to reach out for help first.

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