Weekend Food Program

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Weekend Food Program in Anne Arundel County schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic
In an effort to provide food to students during the school shutdown, AACPS is providing hot meals to students at 52 sites throughout Anne Arundel County. 
AACPS also has a Weekend Food Program.  Every Friday, community partners drop off backpacks of food to more than 1700 students at 72 different schools.  With the school shutdown, students' needs to receive food for the weekend has increased exponentially. 

If you are able, please help the Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation (AACBF) to support our most vulnerable local students in need by supporting the Weekend Food Program at public schools in our county to hep sustain our community and make a positive impact on local youth and neighbors in need.

What is the Weekend Food Program?
The Weekend Food Program provides nutritional food to students who lack sufficient food at home over the weekend. The programs are organized by staff or volunteers at individual schools and supported entirely by donations. The students in need are identified by school staff. 

What will my donation provide?
Every Friday, students in the Weekend Food Program receive a backpack or bag full of food items to eat over the weekend. Items might include single-serve cereal, breakfast bars, soup, single-serve macaroni and cheese and fresh fruit. The program volunteer(s) will determine the items after considering factors such as: 1) will the student have the help of adult in preparing the food; 2) does the student have access to a microwave; and 3) does the student have any food allergies.

The program costs approximately $8 per student, per week. We have recommended some donation amounts on the donation form, but any amount you choose to contribute will make a difference to a hungry child in our area.

Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes! The IRS has approved the AACBF as a 501(c)(3) organization, and therefore your donation is tax-deductible.

To make your tax-deductible donation, click here. 

 If you have questions about the program, you can contact the AABA office at info@aabar.org.