HOWARD COUNTY, MD — On Wednesday, Abbey's Gourmet Deli will be providing and delivering food to families in need at Howard Crossing Apartments in Ellicott City at 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the complex. Vehicles can line up to pick up the meals to help ensure social distancing.
The initiative has been made possible through Feed Howard County, which recently received a $40,000 donation from Corporate Office Properties Trust.
During the pandemic, Feed Howard County partnered with local churches, community groups, businesses and political leaders to support local restaurants and families in need by buying meals from local restaurants and giving them to those in need of a healthy meal.
“When we began Feed Howard County in April of 2020, we had no idea we would still be operating well into 2021. The simple idea of supporting local businesses and those who are struggling during this time seemed like the least we could do to help our neighbors in need. This generous donation from the COPT organization allows us to plan our meal deliveries for several months, and lets our restaurant partners know we will be there to support them and their employees as we continue to work our way through this ever-changing landscape. Most importantly, it allows us to deliver nearly 4,000 meals to families in Howard County," Pat Curran of Feed Howard County said in a statement.
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