The Howard County Community Action Council seeks to advocate for the needs of low-income residents, and running the Howard County Food Bank is one of the ways it does this. The Food Bank provides emergency food grants to families
to ensure that 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 communities. The River Hill Community Association is collecting donations for the Food Bank during the month of January. The Food Bank’s shelves tend to need re-stocking at this time of year, so there is a collection bin at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville. Look for the blue bin in the lobby and drop off your contributions through January 31 during regular business hours, which are Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
All donations are appreciated, but the items that the Food Bank needs the most right now are:
Personal care items
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.