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.