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Maryland Food Bank Recognizes South County Schools

Through the Kids Helping Kids program, south county schools donated more than $66,000.

Students from throughout Maryland who participated in the Kids Helping Kids program were honored on May 30 at the Halethorpe-based nonprofit.

This year, 515 schools participated in the campaign. Students collected 462,497 pounds of food and raised $120,814 in donations, food bank officials said.

Three of the top five schools in terms of financial donations hailed from south county: ,  and schools.

, with 13,719 pounds.

Top 5 Schools—Pounds of Food

  • South River High School (Anne Arundel County): 13,719 pounds.
  • Cora L. Rice Elementary School (Prince George’s County): 12,157 pounds.
  • Marriotts Ridge High School (Howard County): 7,025 pounds.
  • (Anne Arundel County): 6,677 pounds.
  • Cockeysville Middle School (Baltimore County): 6,592 pounds.

Top 5 Schools—Monetary Donations

  • South River High School (Anne Arundel County): $46,352.74
  • Davidsonville Elementary School (Anne Arundel County): $13,545
  • Leonardtown High School (St. Mary’s County): $8,792.65
  • Central Elementary School (Anne Arundel County): $6,113
  • (Anne Arundel County): $5,181.32

Top Area Schools by County

  • Anne Arundel—South River High School: 13,719 pounds
  • Baltimore City—Thomas Jefferson Elementary School: 1,092 pounds
  • Baltimore—Cockeysville Middle School: 6,592 pounds
  • Carroll—Shiloh Elementary School: 2,300 pounds
  • Harford—Youth’s Benefit Elementary School: 4,210 pounds
  • Howard—Mariotts Ridge High School: 7,025 pounds
  • Prince George’s—Cora L. Rice Elementary School: 12,157 pounds

Now in its 22nd year, Kids Helping Kids is a partnership between Maryland Food Bank, Maryland State Department of Education,  as well as local soup kitchens, pantries and shelters, according to the organization.

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