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Friday, September 19, 2014

Roving Radish hits Howard County


     Recently Howard County has seen an effort to encourage residents to eat healthier by using the convienence of a new program called "The Roving Radish."  As their website states:

  "In Howard County, we want to make it easy for families to create fresh, healthful and inexpensive meals. That’s why we are launching The Roving Radish, a low-cost, fun meal delivery program. Starting this summer, The Roving Radish will deliver fresh food kits to convenient locations throughout the county. The program is easy: Sign up for meal deliveries, pick up your bag, and whip up affordable, healthy meals, using the recipes included in the kit. It’s as simple as that. Plus, it’s good for you, and tasty, too!"

    In its current form it is a pilot program designed to serve 125 healthy meals a week.  As time goes on it will expand to serve more families.  The target audience is low income families but anyone should be eligible in the future.  With funding from local funders like the Horizon Foundation and United Way in conjunction with Howard County Government this program provides 2 meals for a family of four for $24 or $10 for a low income family.   Each meal is no more than 750 calories with less than 30% from fat and no more than 1050 mg of sodium.  The pick up locations are:

The Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, 21044
Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:30pm

Monarch Mills
7600 Monarch Mills Way, Columbia 21046
Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00pm

Bridgeway Community Church
9189 Red Branch Road, Columbia, 21045
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm

North Laurel Community Center
9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, 20723
Wednesdays 11:30 – 1:00pm

Y of Central Maryland
4331 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, 21043
Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:00pm

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