What does this mean for Howard County? According to a 2017 study done by Feeding America, about 6.5% of Howard County residents are food insecure. That is approximately 20,000 individuals. That study translates into action and operation at the Howard County Food Bank, which is a part of the Community Action Council of Howard County. In fiscal 2019, the Howard County Food Bank supported more than 33,000 residents and distributed more than 1.1 million pounds of food. That is many more than the study identified, that is about 10% of our total population in Howard County.