Food and Funds Needed at Manna (Video)

In this MyMCMedia extra, Mark Foraker, the director of development, talks about the need for food and funds at Manna Food Center:

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Manna Food Center held its annual Heroes Against Hunger Awards Reception at the Fillmore in Silver Spring Wednesday night to recognize community champions in the fight against hunger. Awards were given in three categories: Individual Hero, Corporate Hero, and Community Hero, according to a news release. The winners, selected by Manna’s Volunteer Board of Directors, […]

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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 and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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