Services From The Heart Backpack Buddies Program


Our Mission

To address and reduce the impact of poverty on communities

by providing weekly backpacks of food to children in need and creating volunteer opportunities within the community.

We provide healthy meals and snacks to children over weekends, holidays and school breaks.

Outcome Measures & Outputs

  • Satisfaction Survey (Backpack Buddies Participants & Program Coordinators)

  • Pre & Post Six Item Food Security Survey (measures high, low and very low food security)

  • Volunteer Survey (Survey Monkey)

  • Provide nutritious, consistent weekly food backpacks to identified children

  • Create volunteer opportunities in the community


Title I Schools Served in

Anne Arundel County

  • Hilltop Elementary School (Glen Burnie)

  • Eastport Elementary School (Annapolis)

  • Belle Grove Elementary School (Brooklyn Park)




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Recent Grants, Donations and Fundraisers

  • Whole Foods Market (Annapolis) Nickels for Nonprofits July-Dec.

  • Oak Hill Elementary School - $3,947 (Candy Gram Event)

  • Benz Technology Inc. - $3,500 (2019-2020 Business Partner)

  • Clarity Business Solutions - $3,500 (2019-2020 Business Partner

  • Folger McKinsey Elementary School PTO - $1540

  • Collins Aerospace Charitable Grant Award - $1,000

  • St. Andrews By the Bay Church Tree of Compassion - $860

  • African American Professionals Forum-Collins Aerospace -$810

  • API 8U & 10U Baseball Holiday Food Bags - $800

  • Hope Springs Community Church Holiday Food Bags - $600

  • Spare Change Drive: Benfield Elementary & Froyo House $464.76 

  • Jack & Jill of America, Inc. - Food Drive 2019

  • Kwon's Taekwondo Severna Park - $300

  • Congregation Kol Shalom - $300

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  • Oak Hill Elementary School

  • Benfield Elementary School

  • Anne Arundel County Food Bank

  • Amazon Smile Foundation

  • Bello Machre Meaningfull Day Program

  • Civic Groups - Girls Scouts/Boy Scouts

  • The Providence Center

  • The UPS Store

Photographs by Anna Delobe

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Services from the Heart - Backpack Buddies Program

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Mailing Address:

Services from the Heart, Inc.

Backpack Buddies Program

550 M Ritchie Highway #191

Severna Park, MD 21146

Packing & Storage Location:

Severna Park Community Center

623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.

Severna Park, MD 21146