Three-quarters of Baltimore County Public School students live in poverty.

They lack the basics that kids need to focus, learn, and thrive — and struggle to make the most of school.

You can set local students up for success.

Partner with the Student Support Network to bring them supplies, carefree school days, and the confidence to be their best.

Did You Know?

Did you know that there has been a major increase in student poverty in Baltimore County Schools in 2023-2024?  That 81,000 students now qualify for FARMS (Free/Reduced Price Meals)? That this means that 74.11% of all students in BCPS are now living in severe poverty?

New Heat Maps Showing Poverty Concentrations In Government Districts Are Now Availabe

A years-long dream to create maps showing poverty concentrations, legislative districts, and the locations of public schools in Baltimore County has become a reality.  These heat maps show councilmanic, state, and congressional districts, the concentrations of poverty in those districts (people qualifying for SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and the locations of elementary, middle, and high schools in legislative districts.

The Student Support Network provides food, basic necessities, and advocacy to support the well-being of Baltimore County Public School students in need.

Rooms of Support

We meet students where they are. Twenty school-based Rooms of Support areas stocked with food, school supplies, clothing, and personal care products — all free to children who need them.


Aiming to create systemic change, we speak up for the needs of students living in poverty, whose voices tend to be heard the least. We advocate for change through policy, budget, and awareness.

Meeting Emergency Needs

Devastating emergencies — a fire, a global pandemic, death of a parent – happen,and we spring into action to help prevent further harm to children.

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Helping Students In Need

We are so grateful to all of our supporters for enabling us to help students who are living in poverty in Baltimore County. We use PayPal to process online donations. When you check out, you can use a PayPal account if you have one. If you don’t have a PayPal account, PayPal accepts credit cards.

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