FEED HOWARD COUNTY
Free hot meals are provided weekly thanks to this program launched by First Presbyterian Church, a COAD member. Donors go online to contribute to a fund used to purchase meals from local restaurants that are then given to needy Howard County residents. So the program keeps our local restaurants operating while helping fight hunger in the county. To get more information about donating or find the location of the next meal giveaway, go to www.FeedHowardCounty.org.
POP UP FOOD PANTRIES
ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN UP & WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
If you’re looking for a safe way to get outside and help improve the local environment, contact Howard EcoWorks, a COAD member. Volunteer to do clean up, watershed management and innovative nature research projects. Young adults can find summer jobs in the Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth program. For more information, go to www.HowardEcoworks.org.
Help clear, plant and tend a community garden at the Community Ecology Institute’s 6.4-acre Freetown Farm. Adults and families are invited to participate while social distancing, and interested volunteers can receive chemical-free vegetables from the garden once crops come in. The farm is located at 8000 Harriet Tubman Lane in Columbia. To participate, contact Willie Flowers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY GARDEN CONSTRUCTION
HOMEMADE FACE MASKS
If you are a low-income, elderly or otherwise vulnerable Howard County resident who has no other way of acquiring one, contact the COAD to request a cloth face mask at Masks.HoCOAD@gmail.com. We will do our best to help, but there is no guarantee of delivery.
Also, if you would like to volunteer to sew masks to donate to the needy in our community, reach us at the email above. We are using a pattern provided by medical professionals, with protocols detailed here.
Fascinating, educational webinars are being held twice a month by the Chinese American Parent Association of Howard County, a COAD member. Every other Friday evening at 8 p.m., a wide variety of experts discuss topics ranging from government to math to magic. For more information, go to: www.capa-hc.org.