Benfield Elementary School Collects Spare Change


Benfield Elementary School Principal Susan Myers (center) and the Benfield Human Relations group celebrated Crazy Hat Day and raising $595.93 for Services from the Heart Backpack Buddies Program.

Throughout April, Benfield Elementary School’s student-run Human Relations group organized a schoolwide spare change drive benefiting Services from the Heart Backpack Buddies Program. Benfield Elementary School has organized, collected, and donated spare change supporting food backpacks for six academic school years.

Services from the Heart provides weekly food backpacks to 107 children attending three Title 1 schools in Anne Arundel County (Eastport Elementary School in Annapolis, Hilltop Elementary School in Glen Burnie and Belle Grove Elementary School in Brooklyn Park). A monetary donation of $595.93 will provide 354 meals, 118 beverages (milk and juice), 177 pieces of fresh fruit, and 236 snack items to children in Anne Arundel County for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. For more information, visit


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