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."
Anonymous
 
"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. We are proud to operate on $0 overhead.  We were established in 2006 and have delivered over 25,000 free bags of groceries and toiletries to economically challenged senior citizens 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 200 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. 

All financial contributions are used to purchase gift cards to a local grocery store so that the senior citizens in our program can purchase fresh meat, produce and dairy products.  Food on the 15th operates on $0 overhead, so every penny you donate goes 100% to the purchase of grocery store gift cards, which we give to the residents in June, July and August when school is not in session, and when we're not able to collect enough food. Your contribution is tax deductible as COGS is a 501(c)(3).

Awards:

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
Pointers Run Elementary – Clarksville, Maryland
Lime Kiln Middle - Fulton, Maryland
Ellicott Mills Middle - Ellicott City, Maryland
Patuxent Valley Middle - Jessup, Maryland
Hammond High School - Columbia, Maryland (coming Fall 2017)

Program Partners:
Columbia Volleyball Club - Elkridge, Maryland
Bet Chaverim - Columbia, Maryland
New Hope Seventh Day Adventist Church – Clarksville, Maryland
St. Louis Catholic Church - Clarksville, Maryland
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church - Highland, Maryland
Mt. Pisgah AME Church - Columbia, Maryland
Village of River Hill - Clarksville, Maryland
Bob Lucido Real Estate Team - Ellicott City, Maryland
 
We want to thank the following in-kind sponsors:

Roots Market - Clarksville, Maryland
Dunkin Donuts – Laurel and Scaggsville, Maryland
Panera - Columbia, Maryland
Dr. David Bastacky (Oral Surgeon) - Catonsville, Maryland
Myra Wells - Florida

Web Master:
Evan Monthie