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, a program of the Coalition of Geriatric Services (COGS), is an award winning program. We are proud to operate on $0 overhead.  We were established in 2006 and have delivered over 24,000 free bags of groceries and toiletries to economically disadvantaged senior citizens at Morningside Park Apartments in Jessup, Maryland as well at the Tiber Hudson building in Ellicott City, MD. 

The number of residents we serve varies from month to month, but it is generally between 75-80 residents, many of whom live on just $9k 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 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. Your contribution is tax deductible as COGS is a 501(c)(3).
Howard County Parent Teacher Partnership Award from the Howard County PTA
Healthy Howard Healthy School Innovation Award in Nutrition
Coaltion of Geriatric Services Partnership Award

Program Participants:

Clarksville Middle School – Clarksville, MD
Pointers Run Elementary – Clarksville, MD
Columbia Volleyball Club - Elkridge, Maryland

Program Partners:
St. Louis Catholic Church - Clarksville, MD
The Coalition of Geriatric Services (COGS), Howard County, Maryland
We want to thank the following sponsors:

In-Kind Sponsors:
STRIKEONE Web Design -
Drew Henderson
Roots Market - Clarksville, MD
Dunkin Donuts – Laurel and Scaggsville, MD
Volleyball House and  Soccer Arena- Elkridge, MD
Dr. David Bastacky (Oral Surgeon) - Catonsville, MD
Myra Wells - Florida

Web Master:
Evan Monthie