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Initiatives will supply food to those in need and educational opportunities for county employees
County Executive Jan Gardner today announced two innovative partnerships between Frederick County and Hood College. The first partnership agreement will allow Hood College to use two county-owned greenhouses at the Scott Key Center for community gardens to supply food to people through the Frederick Food Security Network. The second agreement is the NeighborHOOD Partners Program that provides educational opportunities to county employees and their qualified dependents.
“Our collaboration with Hood College will provide food for people in need throughout our community,” said Executive Gardner. “I’m also excited that our employees will benefit from scholarships at the college, as we work together to develop people who are vested in our community.”
“We are excited to have such strong partnerships with Frederick County and be able to improve communities and offer scholarships,” said Hood College President Andrea Chapdelaine. “As an institution of higher education, our mission is to empower students and the community to meet personal, professional and global challenges. These partnerships allow us to do just that.”
For additional information, please see the attached press release and photo, or watch the public information briefing.