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Our first Donation drive, November 3rd 2012, to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy

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Food on the 15th was delighted to be interviewed by reporter and award winning filmmaker June Soh of Voice of America. The story and accompanying video is on the VOA website and will be translated into other languages and shown in countries around the world!  Thank you to all the volunteers in our community who make Food on the 15th so successful. This wouldn't be happening without each of you!!
 



Who are we?
Food on the 15th, a program of the
Coalition of Geriatric Services (COGS), is an award winning program.  We are proud to operate on $0 overhead.  We have been in existence for 7 years and have delivered over 17,000 free bags of groceries and toiletries to economically disadvantaged senior citizens at Morningside Park Apartments in Jessup and the Tiber Hudson building in Ellicott City, Maryland. 
 
Overview
Around the 15th of each month Food on the 15th brings in healthy, nutritious, non-perishable regular and DIABETIC foods for economically challenged senior citizens who live in Howard County, Maryland.  Food on the 15th will sort, bag and deliver the bags of groceries directly to the senior citizens’ homes around the third week of each month.
 
This project was created because there are literally hundreds of hungry, economically disadvantaged senior citizens in Howard County.  A major lack of financial resources occurs around the third week of each month when one social security check runs out and before the new one arrives.  Many of these senior citizens are choosing between buying food and purchasing their prescription drugs.  No one should have to make such a choice!  The senior residential building, was chosen because everyone in this building lives on less than $31,000 per year, with some living on as little as $9,000 per year.  Transportation and physical limitations make it difficult for senior citizens to get to food banks.

Food on the 15th has shown the students that they can make a difference in our community.  Parents and children work together on this project, creating more family time and getting the family involved with an objective of exposing children to philanthropy and community service at a young age.  The hope is that they will continue philanthropic endeavors when they are adults and, in turn, teach their children about giving.  It’s wonderful to be able to donate money to organizations, but it is also an incredible feeling to be able to volunteer your time, energy and creativity to a project – especially when it’s a team effort. 
 
Summer Deliveries
Over the summer, New Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church on Hall Shop Road in Fulton has supported the program by collecting and delivering food to the seniors.  

Donations
We operate on with $0 overhead as all food is donated and parents and children volunteer their time to make the free food deliveries.  100% of monetary donations go to purchase $10 gift cards to a local grocery store so that the senior citizens in our program can purchase fresh meat, produce and dairy products.  Tax deductible donations (please be sure to write "Food on the 15th" on your check) can be made out to The Coalition of Geriatric Services (COGS) and mailed to:

The Coalition of Geriatric Services (COGS)
P.O. Box 
 2131

Ellicott City, MD  21041 
Tel: 410-997-0610
Fax: 410-549-2516

info@cogsmd.org