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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Howard County's Roving Radish needs volunteers



   I have blogged before about an innovative County program  called the Roving Radish to deliver affordable nutritious meals to low income County residents.  The program is designed to deliver 2 nutritious meals to a low income family of four for $10 or less than a meal at a fast food restaurant.



      The Roving Radish is a partnership between Howard County government, the Horizon Foundation, the United Way, and Howard County General Hospital. Now to expand the program more volunteers are needed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.   Here is how you can volunteer:

   "The Roving Radish promotes local farms and healthy eating. Each week from spring to fall, the Roving Radish program buys regionally grown food straight from the farm and prepares meal kits that are easy to cook since most of the prep work has been done. The meal kits include the ingredients needed to make two dinners, each feeding four people. The meal kits are available for purchase to all Howard County residents and are offered at a discounted price to those in need. For more details visit RovingRadish.com.

      Volunteers are needed to help prepare the meal kits. Volunteers wash and prepare vegetables and assemble kits. Volunteering with Roving Radish is best for adults, but minors age 15 and up can participate with a parent's permission. Younger children are only allowed if accompanied by a volunteering adult.   Volunteers who help for more than 4 hours in a week receive a free meal kit!!!

      The Roving Radish meal kit prep is done in Glenwood, MD at the Old Bushy Park school. To sign up, visit hocovolunteer.org and click on the Roving Radish box on the front page. All volunteers must fill out the on-line application and make an account on the hocovolunteer.org website. The on-line application is short, we promise. You can then sign up directly for a shift.

      If you have questions, please email James Zoller at jzoller@howardcountymd.gov.  "


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