Mark Foraker on hunger

“A Big Shock to Me” (Video)

When you think of Montgomery County, you may not think about people living here who are hungry. But Manna Food Center is seeing an increase in the number of people coming to their doors for food. In this MyMCMedia extra, Mark Foraker, director of development at Manna Food Center, says he was shocked to see so many people in line for food the week of Thanksgiving.

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Got overdue books? From Oct. 16 – 30, you can pay off your library fines with donated food and help the Manna Food Center at the same time. The Food for Fines program allows library users the opportunity to earn $1 for each donated food item toward payment of existing library fines. The donations will […]

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Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 24, in Montgomery County

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Food, Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals at Greencastle Elementary School's Summer Camp (VIDEO)

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Greencastle Elementary School is hosting a summer camp for rising second to sixth graders in Silver Spring and the fun program includes food, fitness and academic fundamentals. The camp is made possible by a partnership between MCPS, Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation, the Montgomery County Police Department and Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington. MCPS-TV […]

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Observations from three consecutive minutes at Manna this week: Mark Mills, a chocolatier, professional chef, and, oh yes, full-time farmer at Chocolate and Tomatoes farm, pulls up to Manna Food Center in his pick up truck, bearing gifts: coolers and crates overflow with freshly picked collard greens, cucumbers, jalapeños and even fresh ginger. 648 pounds of […]

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Five Things to Know Today, July 26, in Montgomery County

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Five Things to Know Today, April 25, in Montgomery County

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Council Recognizes April 22nd as 'Day in the Life of Montgomery County' (VIDEO)


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Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.


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