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Since 1983, Manna has been feeding Montgomery County’s food insecure residents. In our 30 years of service, Manna has served nearly 3 million people, 700,000 households, and distributed 45 million pounds of food. As the designated food bank for Montgomery County we are the main resource people turn to when... Read more

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Our Intern Nataly Says Goodbye

Nataly Astorima, a Public Health Science student at the University of Maryland College Park, interned with Manna over the last few months. She worked with our nutritionist Jenna Umbriac to do surveys of our clients and speak to the community. Check out her experiences!

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Nataly Astorima, Manna Intern
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Over the past 5 months, I have had the privilege of working alongside people that show the dedication and the love that exists when trying to fight hunger in Montgomery County. I have also gotten to see firsthand that hunger does exist in this county and there is a great need to continue the help.

While conducting a nutrition survey, I was able to speak to clients and many said “Thank you so much for everything and to keep up the good deed.”

By interning alongside the nutrition educator, I got to see that not only is Manna trying to provide supplemental food to those that are experiencing hunger but also to provide healthier alternatives to the customary less nutritious foods that are consumed all too often.

Not only was I able to work at Manna on site but I was able to go out to the community and be an ambassador for the organization at the Rockin’ the Rage sponsored Youth Leadership Summit.

Manna is a non-governmental organization that truly goes by their mission statement to “fight hunger and to feed hope in Montgomery County.”With the help of individuals and organizations in our community, we can continue the journey of fighting hunger in this county.

So if you have any extra goods in your pantry and want to donate to Manna, I encourage you to do so. They are an amazing organization that truly does their best to help those that need it.

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Jenna Umbriac

About Jenna Umbriac

Jenna Umbriac is Manna’s dietitian.

Since 1983, Manna has been feeding Montgomery County’s food insecure residents. In our 30 years of service Manna has served nearly 3 million people, 668,527 households, and distributed 45 million pounds of food. As the designated food bank for Montgomery County we are the main resource people turn to when they find themselves in need of food assistance. Manna delivers emergency food assistance through its three main programs: Food for Families, Smart Sacks, and Agency Food Distribution.

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