Students from throughout Maryland who participated in the "Kids Helping Kids" program were honored on May 30 at the Halethorpe-based nonprofit.
Now in is 22nd year, Kids Helping Kids is a partnership between Maryland Food Bank, Maryland State Department of Education, Harvest for the Hungry as well as local soup kitchens, pantries and shelters, according to the organization.
was ranked as one of the top five schools in the state for raising monetary donations—more than $5,000. South River High School raised the most amount of food donations for the third year in a row. Schools in Anne Arundel County have a 100 percent participation rate in the program.
This year, 515 schools participated in the campaign. Students collected 462,497 pounds of food and raised $120,814 in monetary donations, food bank officials said.
Their efforts helped the school collect and donate 6,677 pounds of food—the fourth highest in the state. South River High donated the most food, 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
- Lindale Middle School (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
- Crofton Middle School (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