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Friday, October 18, 2013

Give a Howard County family Thanksgiving dinner


     You might be aware that Howard County has been named as the county with the 2nd highest average family income of all the counties in the United States.  This might lead you to think that everyone in Howard County has the income to provide food for their families.  However we have families who live and work at near the poverty level in Howard County.  They are working in our fast food establishments, cleaning our homes or working for a landscaping business.  Minimum wage jobs for many people are supporting families.
    At Thanksgiving many of us want to share our good fortunes with these families who struggle with food security.  The United Way of Central Maryland has been providing Thanksgiving dinners to low income families for over 10 years through their Harvest of Plenty.  Last year over 300 Howard County families had their Thanksgiving dinner provided by this program.  A donation of $15 provides one family with a dinner.  It is not often that with a $15, $30, or $45 donation to have a significant impact for a family in our community.  As you sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner this year you will also have the good feeling that other families are able to do the same thing because of your generosity.  If you are willing to donate to this program click here.