Community Action Council
CAC of Howard County Newsletter, April 2015
"The power of our work is in our partnerships.  Through leveraging the time, talent and treasure of our volunteers and donors we are able to better meet the needs of our low-income families--giving them a chance improve their circumstances and develop their capacities so that they too can share in the wealth of our community," Bita Dayhoff, President-CAC.
Law Offices of Kirk Halpin and Associates 
Making a Difference

CAC would like to THANK Kirk Halpin, his family, friends, and colleagues for their generous and gracious support of the Howard County Food Bank. 

Hear the Crunch 

On March 25th, the CAC family bit into an apple in support of, "Hear the Crunch." Hear the Maryland Crunch is a state-wide synchronized apple crunch event that aims to reduce childhood hunger by expanding access to school breakfast in partnership with Maryland Hunger Solutions. 

 Volunteer Opportunities

 Client Shoppers Assistant 




Client Shopper's Assistant (CRA) plays a key role in assisting clients as they shop. They will help create a better experience for our clients while they move throughout the Food Bank. 


Must have strong customer service skills, be physically able to be on their feet for up to 2 hours, and have the ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Please submit volunteer application to Ashley Groves at
Administrative Assistant  
12:00 -1:00
Responsibilities include: 
Monitoring and managing flow of visitors and clients entering the CAC office, a nswering phones, and b asic administrative duties.


Qualified applicants must have strong interpersonal skills and maintain professional etiquette both on the phone and  in-person. Basic knowledge of Excel and Word is required. Individuals who are bilingual are encouraged to apply. Please submit volunteer application to Ashley Groves at


Save the Date! 
October 15, 2015 
Fifty years ago this October, the Community Action Council of Howard County opened its doors to provide resources to low-income households in Howard County. Join us on October 15, 2015 at Turf Valley as we celebrate our many successes. For sponsorship opportunities please contact Ashley Groves at 

Thank You Volunteers 
April 12-18 marks the National Volunteer Appreciation Week. "The week  is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities." Points of Light. 
On a daily basis CAC benefits from the support of volunteers at every aspect of its operations.  Whether it is reading to the children at Head Start, sorting food at the Howard County Food Bank, or filing at our main office, each task brings us one step closer to our mission.    Community members have volunteered over 7,000 hours to CAC over the last nine months. 

As we approach the National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we want to say thank you. Thank you to each individual who has shared their time with us.
In a world where time is one of the most valuable commodities, we feel so fortunate to have you give us the gift of your time and talent.  One step at a time, with the help of our Volunteer Community, we are making our little corner of the world a better place than we found it." Bita Dayhoff, CAC President 
CAC is incredibly grateful for all of our very talented & passionate volunteers! THANK YOU!