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Do good with Federation's monthly volunteer initiative, Mitzvah Meals! Drop off bagged lunches and Federation will deliver them to clients of Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center and Elizabeth House, local organizations that feed those experiencing food insecurity in Howard County.

Lunches should include:


Bottle of water (no juice boxes, please)

One Sandwich

Suggestions: Meat and cheese, tuna salad, chicken salad

*No nuts, PB&J, or plain cheese sandwiches

Salty snack

Sweet snack

A piece of fresh fruit, fruit cup, or fruit snack


Please pack the lunches in a paper lunch bag and write the type of sandwich on the outside. Feel free to decorate the bags and include an encouraging note!

Upcoming Dates

October 5

November 2

December 7

January 4

February 1

March 7

May 2

June 6

Drop-Off Location & Time

Please drop off the lunches between 9:30 - 10:30 am

Drop-Off Location:

Jewish Federation of Howard County - parking lot

10630 Little Patuxent Parkway

Columbia, MD 21044


Turn into the parking lot off of Governor Warfield Parkway, and look for the JFHC volunteers on the right of the lot. This is the side of the parking lot near Wilde Lake High School. You will put the lunches directly into the cars of our volunteers.

Mitzvah Meals is made possible by Jewish Federation of Howard County volunteers. A special thank you to FedTov Connections coordinators Susan Horowitz and Marilyn Handwerger.

Questions? Contact Lakisha Audain

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