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September 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 16, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 16, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Elrich/Gayles Weekly Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD) and Facebook and County Cable Montgomery. […]

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September 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 9, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 9, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Trash Collection: Tuesday’s recycling and trash pick-up will be done today due to Labor Day. Get those bins to the curb before it’s too late! 2. Free COVID-19 Testing: Montgomery County’s free coronavirus testing clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 1 […]

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June 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 26 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, June 26, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. LGBTQIA Webinar: The county planning department will hold a webinar called “Community Connectedness for LGBTQIA Youths and Seniors: From Coming Out to Growing Old, Still We” from 12-1:30 p.m. 2. Business Briefing: Council President Sidney Katz will hold his […]

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June 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 25 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, June 25, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.MCPS Recovery Plan Survey: Montgomery County Public Schools would like community input regarding the education recovery plan for the fall. Click here for more details. Parents and guardians: MCPS has launched a survey designed to gather community input around key […]

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June 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Thursday, June 11. 1.Congratulations Class of 2020: Individual MCPS virtual commencement ceremonies are happening all week, and some are taking place today. Click here to view the schedule. Individual school virtual commencement ceremonies are taking place this week! Check out the schedule and learn how […]

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May 14, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for May 14 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, May 14, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.County Will Remain on Stay at Home Order: County Executive and Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will hold a news conference today at noon to discuss what criteria must be met before additional openings and other activities can be allowed in Montgomery […]

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May 5, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Now Accepting Emergency Food Access Grant Program Applications

Montgomery County is now accepting applications for the Covid-19 Emergency Food Access Grant program until noon on Friday, May 8. The funding for the program will be used to provide food assistance and recovery for “hard-to-reach” Montgomery County communities during the pandemic. The funds will start being distributed on Tuesday, May 12. Non-profits can apply […]

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May 1, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Council Approves $750,000 Food Insecurity Appropriation for Residents and Families

Montgomery County Council approved a $750,000 special appropriation, on Thursday, to help address the increasing level of food insecurity of the County’s residents and families. This special appropriation was initiated by Council members Gabe Albornoz, Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many have experienced countless economic hardships which has increased dependence […]

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April 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Gets Approval for Pandemic EBT Program for Children

Maryland received approval for a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program, according to a statement from the state Department of Human Services (DHS).  The program is designed to help families with children who can’t get free or reduced-price meals at school due to ongoing closures. Benefits will be calculated monthly at $5.70 per child for […]

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November 11, 2016 | Lindsey Seegers

What a Difference a Choice Makes

Greetings, I am Malori Holloman, Program Manager of Manna’s Smart Sacks program. What comes to mind when you think of a food bank? Prior to working at Manna, I envisioned a line of people signing in to receive a box of canned food and going on their way. It didn’t take long for me to […]

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