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County Executive Ball To Hold Press Conference On Summer Food Programs For Families 

June 27, 2019

Media Contact: 
Scott L. Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412

COLUMBIA, MD – On Friday, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will hold a press conference to raise awareness of the free Summer Food Programs available to families in need. The programs are especially important to parents who do not qualify for federal nutrition assistance but still depend on food assistance programs, and children who normally rely on school meals and are especially vulnerable during the summer months.

“No one in our community should be forced to choose between air conditioning during these hot summer months, paying their rent, and having enough food on the table,” said Ball. “We are getting the word out about our Summer Food Programs to make sure every family knows, in Howard County, healthy meals are available and accessible to anyone who needs them.”

The food access programs happening this summer include:

  • Free Open Access to Hot Lunch Sites (Howard County Public School System)
  • Weekend Warrior Snack Packs (Howard County Government)
  • Healthy Little Cooks - Free Cooking Class (Howard County Government)
  • Summer Snacks (Howard County Library System)
  • Roving Radish (Howard County Government)

WHAT:           
Press conference to raise awareness for Summer Food Programs

WHEN:          
Friday, June 28th, 2019 at 12:45 PM

WHERE:        
East Columbia Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045 (Marvin Thomas meeting room)

WHO:            
Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive
Michael Martirano, Howard County Public School System Superintendent
Tonya Kennon, Howard County Library System CEO
Jackie Scott, Department of Community Resources and Services Director
James Zoller, Sustainability Projects Manager - Roving Radish 

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