Each year, Claret Hall is a drop-off site for donations to the Howard County Food Bank. The Food Bank provides emergency food grants to families to ensure families have adequate nutritious food and also warehouses food for distribution to other food pantries in the county.
The primary source of products for the Food Bank is donations from groups and individuals who conduct food drives in their community. Claret Hall is happy to be conducting a food drive for the Food Bank during the month of January. The Food Bank shelves tend to need re-stocking at
this time of year, so there is a collection bin (look for the Big Blue Bin) at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville for donations and it will stay until January 31. You can donate items by leaving them in the bin during our business hours of Mon/Wed/Fri from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
All donations of non-perishable food and personal items are appreciated, but the items that the Food Bank needs the most right now are:
• Canned fruit
• Pasta Sauce
• Cereal (hot and cold)
If you’re in need of items, locate a food bank by visiting http://cac-hc.org/CAC/cac_helpfood.htm and click on the highlighted Food Pantries link in the text for a full list of locations and contact information.