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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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                Our Sponsors                            Our Partners









Recent Grants, Donations and Fundraisers

Friends & Family Holiday Giving Campaign 2021 - $6,700

Benz Technology, Inc. (2021-2022 Business Partner) - $3,500

Distinguished Sales Achievement Club (DSAC) - $3,340

Cafe Mezzanotte CPN - (TBA)

Rotary Club of Parole (Annapolis) - $3,000

Chartwell Foundation - $2,000

Giant Foods - (Food Donation) - $1,350

Benz Technology, Inc. Employee Party Donations (Evite) - $1,120

The Giving Square - $1,000

Folger McKinsey (Hooting Helpers Club - Food Donation) - $977

Hope Springs Church - Holiday Meal Donation - $750

Benfield Elementary School (Spare Change Drive) - $595.93

Christ Child Society of Annapolis - $500

Kwon's Taekwondo Severna Park - $300

Goska's Inc. - $253.75

Braveheart Run Club (Food Donation) - $250

Pack 412 - (Food Donation) - $60

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  • Anne Arundel County Food Bank

  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools

  • Benfield Elementary School

  • Giant Foods Severna Park

  • Bello Machre Meaningfull Day Program

  • Civic Groups - Girls Scouts/Boy Scouts

  • The Providence Center

  • Amazon Smile Foundation

  • Froyo House

  • The UPS Store

Photographs by Anna Delobe

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