Weekend Food Program

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Weekend Food Program in Anne Arundel County schools
This year, the Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation (AACBF) has decided to help local students in need by supporting the Weekend Food Program at public schools in our county.

What is the Weekend Food Program?
The Weekend Food Program provides nutritional food to students who lack sufficient food at home over the weekend. Weekend Food Programs are organized by staff or volunteers at individual schools and supported entirely by donations. The students in need are identified by school staff. Students in the program receive a bag or backpack full of food items every Friday during the school year.

Who will my donation help?
The donations collected by the Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation (AACBF) will support students at schools with a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price meals at school. The students in need are identified by school staff. To participate in the program, a student must have his/her parent sign the program permission form. In the past, the donations from the Bar Foundation have supported Weekend Food Programs at Hillsmere ES (Annapolis), Meade MS (Ft. Meade), the Phoenix Academy (Annapolis) and Solley ES (Glen Burnie).

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 or (410) 222-6860.