Ride On Food Drive Continues Through Sunday

photo of box of food donation

County residents can help needy families by donating canned or nonperishable food during Ride On’s annual food drive from Sunday, May 15 through Saturday, May 22. Food collected through the drive goes to Manna Food Center, which supported more than 45,000 residents with 5.3 million pounds of food last year.

“We must ensure that no one in Montgomery County goes hungry,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. “Food insecurity was prevalent before the pandemic hit—and COVID-19 made it even worse. So many people lost jobs and higher food prices continue to make it exceedingly difficult for families to make ends meet. I am grateful to MCDOT and Manna Food Center for this important effort and encourage residents to donate non-perishable food items on all of our buses between May 15 and May 22.”

The county transportation department in partnership with Manna Food Center has done the food drive for more than 30 years. The drive was suspended for the past two years due to COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to County buses, food donations will also be accepted at the five regional services centers, the county libraries, and the Executive and Council Office Buildings.

Ride On Chief, Dan Hibbert, describes the food drive in this short video:

Food Donation Sites

Executive Office Building
101 Monroe Street, Rockville

County Council Office Building
100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville

Regional Services Centers:

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda

East County Community Recreation Center
3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring

Mid-County Regional Services Center
2425 Reedie Drive Wheaton

Silver Spring Regional Services Center
One Veterans Place, Silver Spring

Upcounty Regional Services Center
12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown

County Libraries:

White Oak Library
11701 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring

Olney Library
3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Olney

Long Branch Library
8800 Garland Avenue, Silver Spring

Davis Library (North Bethesda)
6400 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda

Gaithersburg Library
18330 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg

Manna Food Center locations:

Manna Food Center warehouse
9311 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg

Manna Food Center administrative office
12301 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring



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