For thirty-six years, FISH of Howard County, Inc. (Maryland) has provided food, financial assistance, referral information and other aid to county residents with legitimate emergency needs.
Its resources are the generosity of churches, schools, scouts, local groups/foundations and individuals, along with the efforts of the volunteers who make up the FISH network.
Even when the national economy is in good health, there are always those who suffer misfortunes that put them in need of assistance. FISH has helped countless families with a variety of needs.
FISH received over 2,250 requests for assistance in a recent 12-month period.
Those 2,000+ calls translated into food supplies for approximately 29,000 nutritionally balanced meals delivered to the homes of hungry families, over $40,000 in assistance for evictions, utility turnoffs or other crisis needs, and nearly $39,000 for prescription assistance.