Community Resources Related to Food, Health, Supplies and More

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 5:34pm

As we learn of additional community resources available, we will update this post.  Please note that some of these resources are sponsored by community organizations and not by the Howard County Public School System.  Please share these resources with your neighbors.  We are all supporting eachother during these challenging times.  Please always reach out to Mrs. Strong, Mrs. Golden, and/or Mrs. Moe (School Counselor) if there is something your family needs.  We can almost always connect you with resources to help. 

Food Pantry Information

Click this link to access information about various food pantries located in our community to include:

Free Food Distribution

The Catholic Community of Ascension and St. Augustine has partnered with Lancaster Foods, and we have received a grant from the US Department of Agriculture to distribute boxes of food that contain 30.5 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, and meat. The boxes will be distributed on Saturdays in March beginning at 10:00 am and ending at noon, or earlier if the food is gone. The distribution will take place at Ducketts Lane Elementary School, 6501 Ducketts Lane, Elkridge, MD 21075, on the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 13, 2021

  • Saturday, March 20, 2021

  • Saturday, March 27, 2021

For more information, please click on the link below:

March CC Food Distribution English Flyer.pdf 

March CC Food Distribution Spanish Flyer.pdf

Columbia Community Care- English and Spanish

Our goal is to provide families in the community with food and supplies due to the effects of Coronavirus such as unemployment and financial challenges.

If you are in need and have NO transportation to one of our sites*, you may order home delivery through this form. Please note that delivery will take between 5-7 days.

If you are in urgent need and have transportation, we encourage you to visit one of our sites for faster service. If you have any questions, please email

*Our new sites for winter months are:

•Wilde Lake Interfaith Center- 10431 Twin Rivers Rd.

•Stevens Forest Neighborhood Center, 6061 Stevens Forest Rd.

•Faulkner Ridge Neighborhood Center, 10518 Marble Faun Ln.

We are open on Wednesdays 5:00 -8:00 pm
Saturdays from 10:30-1:30pm


Nuestro objetivo es proporcionar a las familias de la comunidad alimentos y suministros debido a los efectos del Coronavirus como el desempleo y desafíos financieros.

Si está necesitado y NO tiene transporte a alguno de nuestros cinco locales*, puede pedir una entrega a su vivienda llenando este formulario. Tome en cuenta de que la entrega será entre 5-7 días.

Si Usted está necesitado urgentemente y tiene transporte, le urgimos que visite a alguno de nuestros locales para servicio más rápido. Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíe un correo electrónico a

*Nuestros locales son:

•Wilde Lake Interfaith Center- 10431 Twin Rivers Rd.

•Stevens Forest Neighborhood Center, 6061 Stevens Forest Rd.

•Faulkner Ridge Neighborhood Center, 10518 Marble Faun Ln.

Estamos abiertos entre las 5:00-8:00pm todos los miércoles y Sábados de 10:30-1:30pm

Multiservice Center Food Pantry/Despense de Alimentos


Pediatric Eye Exams and Follow-Up Care for Uninsured or Underinsured Children

If you know of a child who has failed a vision screening or is having issues with their vision, please ask them to visit and complete the online application. Please view the flyer for more information.


Assistance for Families

Please share this information far and wide so that we can support as many JHES families as possible. 

Throughout the year the Student Services Team has opportunities to assist families who may be facing financial hardship. During these unprecedented times we would like to be able to target these periodic opportunities to those who may benefit most.  Please let us know if you would like to be considered to receive food, clothing, or other resources that may alleviate stress for your family. Rest assured that your responses will only be shared with the Student Services Team for the purpose of offering assistance.  Please contact Diane Moe, school counselor,  so that we may assist your family during the school year.

A través del año el Equipo de Servicios Estudiantiles tiene oportunidades para ayudar a las familias que pueden estar enfrentando dificultades financieras. Durante estos sin precedentes momentos nos gustaría poder dirigir estas oportunidades periódicas a aquellos que más se benefician. Equipo de Servicios Estudiantiles con el propósito de ofrecer asistencia. Háganos saber si desea ser considerado para recibir alimentos, ropa o otros recursos que puedan aliviar el estrés para su familia. Tenga la seguridad de que sus respuestas solo se compartirán con el Equipo de Servicios estudiantiles con el fin de ofrecer asistencia. Comuníquese con Diane Moe, consejera escolar, para que podamos ayudar a su familia durante el año escolar.