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The Student Support Network improves the lives of Baltimore County students living in poverty by providing food, other basic necessities, and advocacy support.

To see a video describing our important work, click the button below.

“Talent is equally distributed, opportunity is not.”

–Leila Janah, social entrpreneur


Student Support Network Update

Between March 20 (when schools closed) and November 13, the Network has:

  • Distributed almost $2.0 million in food and essential supplies
  • Provided the food equivalent of over 1.3 million meals
  • Provided over $67,000 in diapers and baby products and almost $42,000 in period products as part of the essential supplies
  • Mailed over $120,000 in grocery cards to students and their families in dire need or who cannot access distribution sites
  • Been the recipient of over 5,300 volunteer hours at distribution sites

Your contribution has made these great accomplishments possible and helps us continue this work.  Thank you!

Please Note Holiday Food/Essentials Distribution Schedule Changes!

**No Friday distributions in the weeks of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day**

Distributions at Loch Raven Technical Academy, Parkville High School and Owings Mills High School will all be on the following Tuesdays instead — all still at 11 am to 1 pm:

Tuesday Nov. 24, (before Thanksgiving)

Tuesday Dec. 22  (before Christmas)

Tuesday, Dec. 29 (before New Year’s Day)


The Student Support Network’s Emergency Grocery Card Distribution was one of twenty-one programs in the nation — and the only one in Maryland — selected by Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry for their new report, “Innovations in Child Nutrition Programs During COVID-19 and Beyond.”   The Network was recognized specifically for “Innovations in Meals Served” for mailing grocery gift cards to families that could not access the weekly food and essential products distribution sites.

As of November 13, the Network has mailed or distributed over $120,000 in grocery gift cards, with many students and families depending on them to purchase food and other essential supplies.

To read the report, click here

Thank you for your support and please help us spread the word!

The Student Support Network is a registered non-profit 501(c) (3) tax-exempt charitable organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Student Support Network
1740 E. Joppa Road Suite 200
Baltimore MD 21234