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Nearly 11,000 children in Howard County lack reliable access to enough food for healthy meals*

Children living in a food-insecure household**:

Are two times more likely to have "poor or fair health."

Have diets that are higher in sugar and fat. 


Experience a 2/3 greater risk of developmental delays.


Are 30% more likely to be hospitalized.

Are more likely to experience poor mental health.


During the school year, many families rely on free and reduced meals at school to cover the food gap. This means that summer can be a difficult and scary time for children who don't have access to enough food - but it doesn't have to be this way. 

Each summer, the Howard County Food Bank sees an increase in family visits. We are committed to serving these families, but we can't do it without your help!

You can:
  • Donate cash. Monetary donations allow us to purchase perishable items (milk, eggs and meat) and non-perishable items at a deep discount from wholesalers. 
  • Donate food. Food donations can be dropped off at the Food Bank from 9 am - 3 pm, Monday-Friday. 

Thank you for your commitment to our program - each year we serve more than 35,000 Howard County residents and we could not do this without your assistance! 


Bita Dayhoff
President, Community Action Council of Howard County