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Your Help Feeds a Community

During the spring and early summer, the non-perishable donations slow down here at Manna Food Center. In the high holiday times, so many think of their hungry neighbors and drop off non-perishable items at our doors, but after the holidays, people tend to forget that there is still hunger in Montgomery County. In April alone, we served over 4,000 people here with fresh and canned items. From one glance at our shelves, you can tell we’re running low on these staple items.

Empty rows

Luckily, this is also the time of year when farmers’ markets ramp up, and fresh produce starts appearing here at Manna. This week, we’re flush with carrots, asparagus, and cucumbers. Soon, tomatoes and more will start to fill our fresh, open boxes.

Full of produce

Despite this bounty, we still need your help! Non-perishable items are the staple of our boxes, and we need to keep up with the increased demand. Each box we pack and give out is over 70 pounds of fresh and non-perishable items. Manna always needs your help to fill our shelves, especially in these slower times. You can help by delivering cans of food here or by holding a food drive in your community. Check out our website, www.mannafood.org, or email us at fooddrive@mannafood.org for more information. We rely on your generosity to help feed the community!

 

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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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