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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)

Click on the Volunteer Image Above to Sign Up


                Our Sponsors                            Our Partners







Recent Grants, Donations and Fundraisers

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (2020-2021) - $10,000

Friends & Family Holiday Giving Campaign 2020 - $6,938

Folger McKinsey Elementary School PTO (Produce Bags) - $5,000

Whole Foods Market (Annapolis) Nickels for Nonprofits - $4,353.60

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

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

Giant Foods Severna Park Food Donation - $2,098

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (MLK Social Media Campaign) - $1,400

Collins Aerospace Charitable Grant Award - $1,000

African American Professionals Forum-Collins Aerospace - $835

Asbury United Methodist Church - $593

Caldwell Banker CB Cares Foundation - $500

American Legion Post 175 Severna Park - $500

Kwon's Taekwondo Severna Park - $300

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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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Services from the Heart - Backpack Buddies Program

Email us:

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

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