COGS is proud to be a sponsor of Food on the 15th, a local community service project of Pointers Run Elementary and Clarksville Middle schools in Clarksville, Maryland. Each month students at these schools bring in non-perishable grocery donations. The students sort, bag, and deliver (with the assistance of their parents) the groceries, free of charge, around the 15th of each month to economically challenged seniors in a senior residential building in Howard County.
A new phase of this program is that the 7th grade at Clarksville Middle School is collecting toiletries and household items. The 6th grade collects diabetic food. Pointers Run Elementary collects non-diabetic food.
COGS asks members to please donate non-perishable foods (in non-breakable containers) at each monthly COGS meeting. COGS also accepts checks (made out to COGS) that are used to purchase $10 gift cards to Weis market. Food on the 15th gives $10 gift cards to participants in the program so that they can purchase fresh meat, dairy, and produce products.
100% of all donations go directly to the participants in the program. This is a volunteer project and there is no overhead.
COGS supporter, Julie Rosenthal, coordinates this project. Julie can be reached at Foodonthe15th@gmail.com.
To learn more about Food on the 15th, CLICK HERE to visit their website!