ANNAPOLIS — First Lady Yumi Hogan joined the Anne Arundel County Food Bank in distributing holiday gifts to children and families at Sarah’s House and Meade Village Head Start on Friday, December 14, 2018.
Over 100 gifts donated by the Anne Arundel County Food Bank were distributed during the event.
“The holiday season is a time to join together with loved ones and reflect on our many blessings, as well as share joy with fellow Marylanders,” said First Lady Yumi Hogan. “We are grateful for the commitment of the Anne Arundel County Food Bank to help meet the needs of our children this season through this gift distribution, and recognize the important work of organizations like Sarah’s House and the Meade Village Head Start to provide essential services to Maryland families throughout the year.”
Founded in 1986, the Anne Arundel County Food Bank was established to collect, purchase, and distribute food to not-for-profit organizations in Anne Arundel County.
The Food Bank works alongside local, county, community and civic organizations to provide essential basic necessities to those in need and to help families and individuals get out of crisis and become self-sufficient.
Sarah’s House is a supportive housing program established in 1987 through a partnership between Catholic Charities, the United States Army, and Anne Arundel County. The program offers emergency shelter and project-based supportive housing and other services to families experiencing homelessness in Anne Arundel County.
Head Start is a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families delivered through 1,700 agencies in local communities. The Meade Village Head Start has been in operation since 2010.