Some Baltimore school food pantries remain open over summer

Some schools in Baltimore City are leaving their doors open to help with food pantries that operate inside school buildings.

The summer months may be the most challenging for school-aged children and their parents, especially those who depend on help from food pantries. The biggest worry for some families is where they’ll end up for summer vacation, but that’s certainly not the case for some Baltimore residents who turn to their neighborhood school to help make ends meet.

At Arlington Elementary-Middle School on West Rodgers Avenue in the Park Heights neighborhood, long lines and crowded sidewalks have little to do with education, but rather survival. Inside the school building area, dozens of volunteers got final instructions before the crowds were allowed in Thursday.

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