“I Was Shocked” (Video)

Manna Food Center reports that a record number of people stood in line for food the week of Thanksgiving. In this MyMCMedia extra, the director of development at Manna Food Center tells us he was shocked by the numbers:

 
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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at MHicks@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter @mittimegan.

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