About the Backpack Buddies Program

The Anne Arundel County Food Bank works alongside Anne Arundel County Public Schools to provide healthy foods over weekends and holidays to children on FARMS (Free and Reduced Meal System). Eligible students receive items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with snacks, providing children with a sense of security and proper nourishment.

Check with your school to sign up.

Donate Food to the Program

High-priority items include:

Breakfast Foods and Snacks (Single-Serving Sized)

  • Oatmeal
  • Cold cereal
  • Breakfast bars
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit cups
  • Applesauce
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts

Lunch and Dinner Foods (Single-Serving Sized)

  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Soups (chicken noodle, tomato)
  • Meals (pastas, stews)
  • Instant noodles
  • Canned chicken and tuna
  • Fruit cups
  • Applesauce