History


Significant Events in Food on the 15th's History:

2007
  • Food on the 15th starts at Pointers Run Elementary School with the children, parents, faculty and staff donating food, sorting, bagging and delivering to Morningside Park Apartments in Jessup. 

2008
  • Food on the 15th expands to Clarksville Middle School.  The 6th grade collects diabetic foods as their "service learning project".  Guest lecturers talk to the children about diabetes and the importance of exercise and a healthy diet.  Begin asking community members for donations to purchase $10 gift cards to Weis Market so the senior citizens can purchase fresh foods.

2009
  • Food on the 15th at Clarksville Middle School expands to the 7th graders who collect toiletries each month.

2010
  • Food on the 15th expands to get high school students involved in volunteering and coordinating deliveries.
  • Food on the 15th expands to the Tiber Hudson Building in Ellicott City, MD
  • First "formal" fundraiser at Chico's Columbia Mall raises $1,500 to be used toward the purchase of $10 gift cards to Weis Market for the purchase fresh meat, produce and dairy products
  • Clarksville (Martin Herb Farms) CSA donates produce
  • UMBC, as part of the Kauffman Grant, collects food at their three (3) theater productions of "Playing Pericles
  • Participates in River Hill 4th of July parade
  • Food on the 15th website is founded
  • Bagel delivery implemented 

2011
  • Atholton, Glenelg, Centennial and River Hill High Schools as well as Clarksville, Clemens Crossing, and Hammond Elementary Schools participate for the first time. National Honor Society (NHS), Students Helping Other People (SHOP), Student Government Association (SGA) and Red Cross Club members to take a active role in Food on the 15th
  • Participates in River Hill 4th of July parade
  • Participates in Shop for a Cause fundraiser with Macy's
  • Food on the 15th has a fundraiser at Serendipity in Highland, MD
  • Food on the 15th finds a 'coupon guru' to help with couponing
  • Food on the 15th creates a list serve to notify volunteers of upcoming volunteer opportunities. 

2012
  • Food on the 15th looks into expanding to University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Fundraiser Shop for a Cause at Macy's
  • Participates in River Hill 4th of July Parade
  • Food on the 15th Facebook page is founded
  • Begin program for expired foods to go to an animal sanctuary in Annapolis, MD
  • Clarksville (George Zahradka Farm) CSA donates produces to Food on the 15th.
2013
  • Julie Rosenthal named Association of Community Service (ACS) Volunteer of the Year for the 38th Annual Audrey Robbins Humanitarian Award
  • Food on the 15th partners with University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) programs:
    Asian Studies, School of Social Work, Shriver Center and the Erikson School of Aging
  • Dayton Oakes Elementary begins participating
  • Participates in River Hill 4th of July Parade
 2014
  • Partners with the Asian Studies Program at UMBC to add a third Food on the 15th building, Longwood Apartments, in Long Reach. Asian Studies students provide translators, which is approximately 60% Korean and 35% Chinese.
  • Fundraiser Shop for a Cause at Macy's
  • Participates in River Hill 4th of July Parade 
2015
  • Fundraiser Shop for a Cause at Macy's
  • Participates in River Hill 4th of July Parade 
2016

  • Lime Kiln Middle School starts collection food as their 6th grade service learning project
  • Ellicott Mills Middle School starts collecting food
  • Patuxent Valley MIddle School starts collecting food
  • Fundraiser Shop for a Cause at Macy's
  • Participates in River Hill 4th of July Parade 
2017
  • Parkview Snowden is added as our 3rd participant building
  • Hammond High School starts collecting food (Fall 2017)
  • Panera - Columbia Mall begins donating baked goods
  • Participates in River Hill 4th of July Parade