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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Does hunger exist in Howard County?

 
     At the United Way Howard County Partnership Board meeting last week we received some information on the number of people in Howard County who may not always have enough food for themselves and their families.  Over 20,000 County residents fall into this category.  Of this total 11,650 are children. This information may seem to be surprising because we all know that Howard County is one of the wealthiest counties in the country.  The number of County residents participating in Federal Nutrition Programs (food stamps and school lunch program) has increased by 34% in the past two years.
     The Community Action Council is the Howard County non profit that operates a food bank that has seen a 250% increase in the number of people using the food bank in the past six years.  To volunteer at the CAC community garden contact Ashley Groves at 410-313-0703 or email at agroves@cac-hc.org

   You can also register to volunteer at this link.

2 comments:

bearmom32 said...
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bearmom32 said...

could not get the "Register Now" link to work for me. Can you provide the phone number or the URL?