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ACS Howard County Self-Sufficiency Indicators Report, 2019

The Howard County Food Bank distributed over a million pounds of food between July 2018 and June 2019. In 2019 about 33,000 individuals – 10% of the population of Howard County – received food from the Food Bank. The Self-Sufficiency Indicators report provides data for policymakers and service providers about Howard County’s economically vulnerable residents…

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Free Nutrition Session from Maryland University of Integrative Health

Free Nutrition Session from Maryland University of Integrative Health Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is offering free online sessions with a nutrition student. Students in the master of nutrition program conduct complimentary mock nutrition consultations with individuals which will provide the participant with an understanding of the comprehensive care which can be received from…

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HoCo Non-Profit Protects Urban Farm

The Community Ecology Institute (CEI) is a Howard County based non-profit that works to create healthy communities through connections with nature. Based on their programmatic track record, CEI was given the opportunity to purchase the last farm in Columbia if they promised to protect it from development. The catch was they only had three months…

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VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) Volunteers Needed

Making Change along with CASH Campaign of Maryland is hosting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in Howard County for the 2020 tax season. VITA utilizes IRS-trained volunteers to provide free tax preparation to individuals and families earning $56,000 or less each year.Volunteers are the core of the program, and serve as tax preparers,…

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Holiday Gift-wrapping Benefits Howard County General Hospital

COLUMBIA, Md.—Howard County General Hospital’s staff and volunteers will wrap holiday gifts at The Mall in Columbia from 1:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 to 15 and 19 to 22 with 100% of proceeds supporting the hospital. The fundraiser will take place on the mall’s upper level near Lord + Taylor. For more information or…

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Howard County General Hospital seeks Community Companion Volunteers

Howard County General Hospital seeks Community Companion volunteers Howard County General Hospital is seeking Community Companion volunteers to provide nonmedical support, such as transportation and companionship, to patients. Community Companion information sessions will take place on Dec. 14, Jan. 18 and Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Trellis Center in suite 206,…

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