Student Meals During 2020-2021 Update

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 2:44pm


Student Meals Beginning March 1, 2021

Effective March 1, meals for seven days per week will continue to be provided at no cost to students and any children age 18 and under; however, the days and times meals will be provided will change. Meals will be available in most schools, including those that have been closed for construction and those closed due to inadequate staffing.
Protective face masks are required for anyone picking up meals. Please observe social distancing guidelines.



If you need additional resources, here are some more resources to support your family.  For additional resources, please visit the Community Action Council of Howard County.

Bridgeway Community Cupboard 

9189 Red Branch Road Columbia, MD  21045 

2nd & 4th Saturday  

9:30 AM -11:30 AM 

410-992-5832 (currently drive thru only) 

Celebration Church 

6080 Foreland Garth Columbia, MD  21045 

Friday 5:30 pm-6:30 pm 


The Multiservice Center 

9900 Washington Blvd, Suite I 

Laurel, MD 20723 

 open 1st and 3rd Saturday from 9-2 and Mon-Thurs 12-4, dry goods only 

Food Pantry - Monday and Wednesdays - Noon - 4 p.m.


FIRN (Foreign-born Information and Referral Network, Inc.) 

5999 Harpers Farm Road, Suite E-200, Columbia, MD  21044 

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri  

9am-5pm (by appointment) 


Howard County Food Bank 

9385 Gerwig Lane, Suite J, Columbia, MD 21046 

T, W, Th, 12pm-4pm, Wed, 5pm-8pm, Sat 9am-12pm, by appointment only 


Mt. Pisgah AME Church 

5901 Cedar Fern Court, Columba, MD  21045 

Mon-Thursday 6pm-8pm 


Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 

12430 Scaggsville Road, Highland, MD  20777 

3rd Saturday of Month, 9am-11am 


Glenelg United Methodist Church 

13900 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg, MD  21737 

3rd Saturday of Month, 9am-11am 


Dasher Green Head Start Center 

6680 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD  21045 

Thursday 4pm-5pm 


Ellicott City Head Start Center 

8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD  21043 

Wednesday 4pm-5pm 


Old Cedar Lane Head Start Center 

5451 Beaverkill Road, Columbia, MD 21045 

Tuesday 3pm-4pm 


Bryant Woods Elementary School 

5450 Blue Heron Lane, Columbia, MD  21044 

Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30am-2:30pm 


Solomons Porch Worship Center 

10545 Guilford Road, Suite 104, Jessup, MD  20794 

Tuesday 12:30pm-9pm, Thursday 12:30pm-6pm,  Saturday 12pm-6pm, (Appointment needed 7pm-9pm), Sunday 12:30pm-2pm 


Oakland Mills High School 

9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia, MD  21045 

Last Thursday of Month, 3pm-5pm 

410-313-6945 (Please bring any form of ID) 

Longfellow Elementary School 

5470 Hesperus Drive, Columbia, MD  21044 

Tuesdays 9am-2:30pm 


Howard County React 



This service is intended to assist Howard County citizens that cannot leave their homes during the COVID-19 crisis and are having trouble getting groceries delivered in a timely fashion.  

To get started 

·         1. Place your order for PICKUP with any Howard County Safeway, Harris Teeter, or Walgreens (Medications only) 

·         2. Please setup a pickup date and time at least 24 hours from now 

·         3. Once you place your order, please fill out the form below 

·         When form is completed, a representative from Howard County REACT will touch base with you shortly 

·         If you are having trouble placing your request, please call 410.782.0432 




FISH Emergency Services: 

·         Food (7-10 day supply delivered to clients’ homes) 

·         Limited financial aid for: -Rent -Utilities - Fuel Oil - Other Emergencies 

·         Financial aid for Prescriptions 

·         Personal hygiene, laundry, paper supplies 

·         Follow-up calls to clients with ongoing needs 

·         Information & Referral 

·         Call and leave message for return call.