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Food on the 15th is the recipient of
The William Donald Schaefer
Helping People Award from
the Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot. 
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No minimum age to volunteer!

Voice of America tells the world about us

Learn about Food on the 15th in this video by award winning filmmaker, June Soh, of Voice of America. 
Read the corresponding VOA Article in English The story has been translated into several languages and broadcast throughout the world.

Thank you to all the volunteers in our community who make Food on the 15th so successful. This wouldn't be happening without each of you!!

Our Mission
Our student and adult volunteers collect donated non-perishables and deliver the groceries each month to low-income senior citizens in Howard County.  Julie and her daughter explain the program in this video by the Association for Community Service video honoring Julie as the 2013 recipient of the Audrey Robbins Humanitarian Volunteer of the Year award.

Our Motivation
Hundreds of senior citizens in Howard County assistant living homes, through paying for prescriptions and other expensive necessities, run low on money by the third week of the month. For low-income senior citizens, some may have to decide whether to buy. No one should have to make such a choice!  The senior residential buildings were chosen because everyone in building lives on less than $31,000 per year, with some living on as little as $9,000 per year.  Transportation and physical limitations make it difficult for senior citizens to get to food banks.

In addition to helping low-income senior citizens, Food on the 15th enables students to make a meaningful difference in our community, exposing children to philanthropy and community service at a young age by participating in all steps in the process: promotion, collection, organization, preparation of groceries and delivery.

Food on the 15th is an award winning program.  We are proud to operate on $0 overhead.  We have been in existence since 2006 and have delivered over 40,000 free bags of groceries and toiletries to economically disadvantaged senior citizens residing at:
      • Morningside Park Apartments - Jessup, Maryland
      • Tiber Hudson Building - Ellicott City, Maryland
Around the 15th of each month Food on the 15th brings in healthy, nutritious, non-perishable regular and DIABETIC foods for economically challenged senior citizens who live in Howard County, Maryland.  Food on the 15th sorts, bags and delivers the bags of groceries directly to the senior citizens’ homes around the third week of each month.
Summer Deliveries
Over the summer, New Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church on Hall Shop Road in Fulton has supported the program by collecting and delivering food to the seniors.  

We operate on with $0 overhead as all food is donated and parents and children volunteer their time to make the free food deliveries.  Using this model over the past 12 years, we have been able to deliver over 40,000 free bags of groceries and toiletries. 

This domain name sponsored in loving memory of Jerry Wells by his wife, Myra Wells.