We have dedicated our lives to serving those in need, our neighbors, our friends.
Since the pandemic began, ICA has led the COVID19 hunger relief efforts in the County.
We have distributed over 2.3 million pounds of food to struggling families in our community – substantially more than the Howard County Food Bank, which distributed about 1.3 million pounds of food in about the same period.
We have been able to sustain this effort with the help of more than 350 volunteers. We have been out there every week, in the snow, rain, and blistering heat to help our neighbors and fellow Howard County residents.
ICA has inspired Howard County citizens into giving of themselves. ICA started its food distribution with 3 volunteers. We now have a pool of 350+ volunteers who have become a part of the ICA family.
Distributions have taken place at Schools, Libraries, Temples, Churches, Gurudwaras, Apartment complexes, Senior homes, Apartment complexes, Trailer parks, Homeless/Women’s shelters, with deliveries to individual families.
There are many words of appreciation and pictures available on the
ICA Facebook page.
Blogpost by Rohini:
"She looked up and said that her family hadn’t had a proper meal in three days. That look of desperation in her eyes is imprinted on my brain..."
VOLUNTEER WITH THE ICA
A video by a volunteer Ashley talks about ICA and our SEVA. 'SEVA' in Hindi means selfless service to others without expecting anything in return. SEVA is the guiding principle of ICA. We are grateful to be able to serve and we serve with humility.
IN THE NEWS
ICA received the prestigious 2021
#MDStrong Award from the Governor of Maryland
AARP Maryland Andrus Award
ICA youth volunteers received the Baltimore Ravens Honor Row Award
Coverage by TV Asia: