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Childhood hunger is a reality in Harford County, Maryland. Weekend meal programs help fill the hunger gap that many schoolchildren experience when they are not in school.
Through the Beyond Blessings program, The HOPE Center of Maryland provides students in local high-poverty public schools with bags of kid-friendly, nutritious food to sustain them on weekends when free school meals are not available.
Beyond Blessings is designed for elementary and middle school students. The bags are delivered to the schools where social workers distribute them to the students with the highest need.
For the current school year, The HOPE Center of Maryland will provide 100-weekend meal bags to at-risk children attending Bakerfield and Deerfield Elementary Schools and Edgewood Middle School. That comes to 4,400 meal bags or 26,400 meals provided.
Maryland Recovery is accepting food donations on behalf of The HOPE Center through December 21st.
Drop off any of the following food items to help sustain the vital program!
- Fruit, Jello, and Pudding cups
- Instant oatmeal packs
- Mini cereal boxes
- Capri-Sun juice pouches (or similar)
- Chicken salad cracker kits
- Cheese/peanut butter crackers
- Pop Tarts
- Microwaveable mac & cheese, Rice-a-Roni, or mashed potatoes
- GoGo Squeeze applesauce pouches
- Microwaveable Chef Boyardee meals
- Chewy, cereal, or granola bars
- Individual packs of Cheez-Its, cookies, or fruit gummy snacks
Donations can be dropped off in our conference room at 21 W. Courtland St. Bel Air, Md. 21014.
Thanks for your support!
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