Birth to Pre-K

Wizardry ON ICE!

Come join our "Wizardy ON ICE!" where you will be entertained by Harry Potter characters during a fun time for your entire family. Our skaters will help you enter the world of magic with their artistry and incredible jumps and spins. SATURDAY shows @5:30 and 7:15pm, SUNDAY shows at 4:30pm and 6:15pm.

People Powered Food Drive

Partner with your friends, scout troop, band, chorus, community group, business, neighborhood, or family to organize a Food Drive or participate virtually throughout May to benefit S.A.F.E. Food Pantry!  Earn service hours for helping people with food allergies. 

PEC365 School Supply Drive

PEC365 We Care provides school  supplies for students in need 365 days a year. Please submit a written request on school letter head, signed by school administer to .

If you would like donate supplies, or refer a family in need, please email to schedule drop off/ referral information.

We coordinate with families  to come out and pick up what they need for the new school year.

ARTreach Festival

ARTreach is a fun, FREE one-day family festival! 

ARTreach will feature live music and children's performances, visual artist demonstrations, hands-on arts activities, magicians and stilt walkers, caricaturists, a photo booth, face painters and more! Admission is free and so are all the activities! 

The festival is Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 11am to 7pm at Long Reach Village Center. Learn more about the performers and artists at

Howard County Food Bank

The Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) provides access to nutritious food through the operation of its Howard County Food Bank and the support  food pantries throughout Howard County, as well as by assisting clients with their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) applications. In addition, CAC operates a Community Garden, which provides locally grown, organic produce to clients of the Howard County Food Bank.


Housing, Energy and Weatherization Assistance

The Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) offers financial support to families that are struggling with electric and fuel costs through our energy assistance program. CAC’s weatherization assistance program permanently reduces energy bills by making the home more energy efficient. CAC’s housing assistance program provides one-time financial support to prevent eviction or assist with rent.

Early Childhood Education (Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten)

The Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) operates an early childhood education program that encompasses both Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. CAC’s education program is full-day and full-year (51 weeks) and is designed to prepare students socially, emotionally and academically for kindergarten. It also has a focus on family engagement and forming partnerships between parents and staff that promote family stability, reduce stressors and connect families to critical family resources.