About Us

"If it is to be, it is up to me."
Frances Tracy, Former Principal High Point High School, Beltsville, MD
"Bad things happen when good people do nothing."
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead, US anthropologist & popularizer of anthropology (1901 - 1978)

Food on the 15th is an award winning program established in 2006. We are proud to operate on $0 overhead and have delivered over 40,000 free bags of groceries and toiletries to economically challenged older adults at Morningside Park Apartments in Jessup, Maryland, the Tiber Hudson building in Ellicott City, Maryland and Parkview Snowden, Columbia, Maryland.

The number of residents we serve varies from month to month, but it is generally approximately 100 residents, many of whom live on just $11k per year.  Food on the 15th delivers free groceries around the middle of the month, which is the time that the resident's social security checks may have run out for the month. 

Food on the 15th operates on $0 overhead, as all non-perishable foods are donated and people volunteer their time to sort and deliver.  


Howard County Parent Teacher Partnership Award from the Howard County PTA
Healthy Howard Healthy School Innovation Award in Nutrition
Coalition of Geriatric Services Partnership Award

Program Participants:

Clarksville Middle School – Clarksville, Maryland

Program Partners:
New Hope Seventh Day Adventist Church – Clarksville, Maryland
St. Louis Catholic Church - Clarksville, Maryland
Village of River Hill - Clarksville, Maryland

We want to thank the following in-kind sponsors:

Roots Market - Clarksville, Maryland
Dunkin Donuts – Laurel and Scaggsville, Maryland

Dr. David Bastacky (Oral Surgeon) - Catonsville, Maryland
Myra Wells - Florida

Web Master:
Julie Rosenthal