36th Annual
Harvest for the Hungry: Kids Helping Kids
Food and Funds Drive

The 36th Annual Harvest for the Hungry: Kids Helping Kids Food and Funds Drive kicks off on October 1 and continues through Tuesday, October 31, 2023. We hope that your school will participate in this year’s drive and help raise funds and food to donate to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank.

Year after year, Harvest for the Hungry: Kids Helping Kids remains the food bank’s largest food and funds drive of the year and helps make sure our Anne Arundel County neighbors in need have enough food to eat.

Please complete the online participation below form by September 22.

Participation Form

Participation Form

Important Information

Download the Food and Funds Drive Toolkit to learn more about the Harvest for the Hungry campaign, information about the food bank, and helpful tips.

The Anne Arundel County Food Bank will coordinate with you to pick up the boxes of food throughout the month of November. Please ensure that your boxes are no bigger than a file or ream of paper box to help our volunteer drivers load our trucks.
Please note: Glass jars often break. Please select items in plastic containers. Donate canned good less than 28 oz. and other items at 1 pound or less.

Food Needs

  • Canned proteins, such as tuna, salmon, and chicken
  • Canned meals, stews, and soups
  • Peanut butter and jelly (plastic jars)
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Whole-grain hot and cold cereal
  • 1 lb. bags of rice
  • 1 lb. bags of dry beans and legumes (pinto, black, lentils)
  • Baby formula and food
  • Nutritional supplements for adults (Ensure, Boost)
  • Healthy snacks (breakfast bars, nuts, and dried fruit)


If you have any questions about the Harvest for the Hungry food drive, please contact AACPS Family Involvement Specialist Cynthia Bischoff (301-615-2325, cbischoff@aacps.org). For questions about food pick-ups, contact AACFB Logistics Manager Marta Jones at marta@aafoodbank.org or call her at 410-923-4255.