Bag Lunches for Manna House – on the last Sunday of each month, volunteers meet at UUCC at 7:30am to assemble hundreds of bag lunches for Manna House in Baltimore. Join us any time!
Got Your Back…Pack – UUCC volunteers gather, sort, and pack a variety of specific food staples for children at our local schools (Cradlerock Elementary, in our backyard, and Talbott Springs Elementary nearby) to take home for the weekends. This food helps families, who rely on the Free and Reduced-price Meal program on weekdays, ensure that their children will have nutritious meals on the weekends too.
Little Free Pantry – We stock a Little Free Pantry right outside the main entrance to the Owen Brown Interfaith Center. If you need something, take something. If you have something to share, leave a donation.
Rise Against Hunger – on the Sunday afternoon of MLK Weekend, UUCC members of all ages gather to pack thousands of meals that are distributed world-wide. Please click HERE to view a thank you for our contribution!
No Child Goes Hungry – During her tenure at UUCC, our former Assistant Minister, Rev. Kären Rasmussen, launched an independent non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating childhood hunger. Learn more here.
Want a great family-friendly social action project? Can you help with emptying the little red wagons or inventory or shopping for Got Your Back…Pack? To lend your assistance, please click HERE and sign up to help with various jobs.
The Food Insecurities team meets on the third Tuesday of every month at OBIC. For more information, email FoodInsecurity@uucolumbia.net.
All of the food insecurity programs can accept gift cards and we purchase the food
Soups (pop top preferred)
Mac and cheese
Packs crackers and cheese
Tuna or canned meats (pop top preferred)
Cans ravioli etc.
Food on the 15th-
Focus on low sodium, low sugar, healthy for senior citizens
Low sodium soups and vegetables
Healthy low sugar cereal
Canned meats – tuna etc.
Canned fruit in own juice
Canned meats i.e. tuna
Small microwavable – mac and cheese, ravioli, spaghetti etc.
Small cereal boxes
Family sized boxes of cereal
Cup of soup
Boxes mac n cheese
Shelf life milk- individual serving size