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Leadership in Service with Erika Strauss Chavarria

March 18, 2021
Elevate Maryland
Elevate Maryland
Leadership in Service with Erika Strauss Chavarria

Erika Strauss Chavarria is the founder of Columbia Community Care, a start up food and supply bank for those in need in Howard County. In twelve months, this organization has transformed from a start-up collecting in a parking lot to a service many residents rely on for their everyday needs.  In this interview, we discuss the unserved needs of one of the richest counties in American. We also discuss Erika’s motivations to serve and the need for additional community support. This week’s featured business from The 3rd is a black owned carry out and delivery food business. Based out of Laurel, Food Under the Influence is open until 2am. You can find their menu on instagram and facebook @food_undertheinfluence and they are on Twitter @food_influence1. Be sure to support and get some delicious food from Food Under the Influence.

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