How You Can Help

We are so grateful to all of our supporters — individuals, organizations, and companies — who have provided critical help to Baltimore County students and their families who are dealing with poverty and food insecurity in these challenging times.  Whether you are new to the Student Support Network or are an ongoing supporter, here is a list of ways you can help.

 

To donate money, please go to our Donations page.

To donate time, please go to our Volunteers page.

To donate grocery cards, there are 2 options:

1) Donate funds on our website via the Donations page by choosing the donation amount and then choosing “Emergency Grocery Card Drive” under donation categories

2) Mail grocery cards or a check to Student Support Network, 1740 E. Joppa Rd., Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21234

Cards of $15 to $50 in value are best.  Grocery stores include Giant, Safeway, Aldi, Shoppers, and Weis.

To donate to the Food and Essentials Program for Children, please go to our Donations page and choose “Project w/BCPS: Food and Essentials for Children”

To donate food and other essential supplies for our Friday Distributions, please note the following:

 

Canned tuna fish or chicken

Canned fruit, black and white beans, kidney beans, baked beans

Spaghetti with sauce

Canned soups

Canned carrots, green beans

Needed food items:

Boxed pasta

Bags of rice (small/medium size, not gigantic ones)

Bags of beans or lentils (small/medium size)

Boxed pasta or rice dishes

 

Dry Cereal

Oatmeal

Granola bars

Peanut butter and jelly

Smaller sized bottles of cooking oil

 

Leave bags OPEN; do not tie them.  If possible, sort items (e.g., all cereal in one bag, all canned beans in another bag).  Please do not donate dirty/discolored/expired items, open items, or repackaged items (by law we cannot take repackaged items).

 

 

 Toilet paper

Paper towels

Bar soap

Laundry detergent, including pods (we break up into small bags)

Needed essential supplies:

Dish detergent

Trash bags (we put 2 in a bag per week)

Shampoo/Body Wash

Hand/Body Lotion

 

Toothpaste and toothbrushes

Deodorant (men and women)

Feminine care supplies, tampons, pads

Diapers, sizes 2-6

 

Some projects for families, neighborhood groups, organizations:

 

  • Period cycle product bags for girls and women – 12 pads and 12 tampons in each bag
  • “Care” packages for babies/toddlers: box or package of diapers (labeled prominently what size i.e. 2-6), wipes, baby shampoo, baby lotion.  (We are getting more families with young children now and are giving out all of the diapers we receive as donations every week)
  •  “Goody bags” for children — Granola bars/breakfast bars, a small bag of Goldfish, a couple of Welch’s fruit snacks, and small packets of dried fruit/nuts/trail mix are possible choices.  No peanuts.
  • Personal care kits – i.e., a comb (sometimes can find combos of a comb, nail file, etc), a bar of soap, deodorant for men/women, shampoo for men/women, body lotion, toothbrush and toothpaste, nail care kit or some combination thereof.  (Note: slightly larger sizes than the ones given out in hotels work well for the bag),  We always run out of toiletry items for distributions.

 

Neighborhood drop-off locations and contact information

**For an interactive Google map that will help you find the most convenient drop-off location, click here:

Catonsville

21228 —  Rebekah Kaufman

Essex

21221 — Michael Darenberg, Essex Marina & Boat Sales, 1755 Hilltop Ave., Essex MD, 21221

Northern Baltimore County:

21013 — Jessica Duvall Wodarczyk, Baldwin

Owings Mills/Reisterstown:

Vicki Almond, for more info

21117 — Susan Siegel Katz, Owings Mills

21117 — Owings Mills Synagogue – bins at front entrance – 2905 Walnut Ave, Owings Mills 21117

21136 — Bob and June Frank, Reisterstown

Parkville

21234 — Anna Gibbons

Perry Hall

21128 — Julie Henn

Timonium

21093 — Lisa Lubomski

Towson area

21212 — Nancy Budacz Dimitriades

21212 — Kimberly Light

21212 — Phoebe Letocha

21286 — Yara Cheikh

21286 — Barb Carden

21286 — Debbie Jones

21204 — Delegate Cathi Forbes