The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has partnered with the LindaBen Foundation to support students and their families by providing food and housing assistance.

Under the agreement, the LindaBen Foundation will collaborate with Hammond Middle School and the HCPSS Office of Pupil Personnel Services to support school families facing food scarcity, economic challenges and housing instability by providing non-perishable food items, housing assistance, Thanksgiving meals and holiday gift cards.

The LindaBen Foundation was founded in 2020 to be a channel of safe haven for the homeless and underserved by uplifting conditions and providing wraparound services. The Foundation empowers those facing challenges to improve their quality of life by building a community where they feel safe, useful and accepted.

The Howard County Public School System’s Partnerships Office has united schools with more than 1,000 businesses and community organizations to enhance the educational experience of Howard County students. Partnerships benefit schools, businesses and the entire community by leveraging the resources of all participants. Partners may commit human or financial resources or other support.