It’s hard to believe we are halfway through 2021! The month of June brings laughter, joy and excitement for the future, especially now that we’ve overcome so many obstacles related to the pandemic. This is a bright and cheerful time when flowers are blooming, families gather for reunions, weddings, graduations, vacations and special events. For the Grassroots shelter it is a time of new beginnings as we welcome new residents following the successful moves of 10 households last month. Key ingredients for settling in their temporary home are your delicious dinner meals that provide much-needed nutrition and comfort, prepared with thoughtfulness and generous hearts. Howard County community members are the best – thank you for your support!
FYI - WE ARE SIGNING OFF ON SERVICE HOURS FOR STUDENTS WHO PREPARE AND DELIVER MEALS IF THEY PROVIDE THEIR OWN TIMESHEET.
PLEASE SEE SUGGESTED MENU ITEMS BELOW AS WE STILL HAVE AN OVERABUNDANCE OF LASAGNA AND LIMITED STORAGE SPACE. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING!
Grassroots provides three meals daily for up to 50 shelter residents in our on-site commercial kitchen. We rely heavily on community support to feed our residents.
You can help by preparing a fully cooked meal or entrée to serve about 50 people. Meals can be prepared with your own ingredients or purchased. For example, rotisserie chickens are helpful to have on hand (we would need 12 to make a meal).
If frozen, you may deliver your meal in advance of your chosen date.
If you would like to support a local restaurant through carryout or delivery to Grassroots here is a link to a list of local restaurants, the cost can range from $150-$500:
We will also accept donations to purchase meals. A dinner meal that we prepare cost approximately $150. Donations can be made online at: http://grassroots.hocomojo.org/donate/
Or you can mail a check payable to 'GRASSROOTS'.
Address: 6700 FREETOWN ROAD, COLUMBIA MD 21044.
Drop off times:
3:00-3:45 pm if food has to be reheated
No later than 4:15 pm if food is hot upon delivery
Drop off location: 6700 Freetown Road, Columbia 21044
Please note due to building restrictions for visitors we are scheduling all meals and food donations in advance to be dropped off in a safe manner. If you have any questions please contact Dorothy Howard, Food Services Manager, at 410-531-6006 or [email protected].
Please review the available slots below and click on the sign up button to choose meal options.
Following are ideas for popular meals:
Chicken: fried, rotisserie or baked
(LUNCH ONLY) Pizza: two cheese, four with meat (no additional toppings please)
Hot dogs and hamburgers
Salads with chicken/pasta salad with chicken
Spaghetti with meat sauce/meatballs
Sides: baked beans, potato salad