In the rural tier of Prince George's County home to farms and industrial interests and to families, individuals, and seniors to low- and moderate-income there is no public transportation and the nearest supermarket is five to ten miles away. CSS is the only social service agency in the area. It operates "healthy choice" pantries where clients "shop" for the foods they choose both high-quality fresh foods and non-perishable foodstuffs. The pantries also provide blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, information on other community services, a Back-to-School book bag and supplies program, and an Adopt-An-Angel holiday gift program for kids. The Client Assistance Program (and its advocacy component) stabilizes housing as well, providing emergency cash assistance to avert evictions, prevent foreclosures, and halt the termination of utilities. CSS stands with its community because independence and quality of life matter.

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