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April 16, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Manna to Open New Location at Gaithersburg Middle School

The Manna Food Center is opening a new distribution center this month to replace the daily distribution of their Gaithersburg warehouse. The new center, located at Gaithersburg Middle School, will open on April 23, with food distribution scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Participants will be able to schedule a pick-up at either […]

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March 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Nourish Now Launches ‘Neighborhood Program’ to Help Feed County Residents In Need

Nourish Now in Rockville has announced that it’s working to improve its efforts to feed vulnerable families in Montgomery County through its new Neighborhood Program. According to Nourish Now’s website, the food bank helps provide food to 700 families each month. Since the organization started 7 years ago, Brett Meyers, the founder, and executive director […]

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January 25, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Nourish Now Helping Furloughed Feds

Nourish Now, a food bank in Rockville, is expanding the number of families they’re helping because of the federal government shutdown.

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January 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin, Glass Discuss Shutdown Resources for County Residents

Rep. Jamie Raskin teamed up with Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass on Facebook Live this morning to discuss resources for Montgomery County residents impacted by the federal government shutdown. Raskin said that he decided to take to social media to talk about resources for those hurting from the government shutdown because he’s been hearing directly […]

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November 22, 2016 | Lindsey Seegers

The Gratitude Jar

Ready or not, the holidays are here. The pace of this season so often induces stress and financial strain–for those with jobs and especially those without. How do we celebrate in the midst of this tension? I love this mantra:  “interrupt anxiety with gratitude.” It’s one we put into practice at Manna this month, with […]

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July 29, 2016 | Lindsey Seegers

Three Minutes at Manna

Observations from three consecutive minutes at Manna this week: Mark Mills, a chocolatier, professional chef, and, oh yes, full-time farmer at Chocolate and Tomatoes farm, pulls up to Manna Food Center in his pick up truck, bearing gifts: coolers and crates overflow with freshly picked collard greens, cucumbers, jalapeños and even fresh ginger. 648 pounds of […]

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February 12, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

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Jamal Talks Manna (Video)

Manna Food Center serves thousands of Montgomery County residents, and sometimes those folks end up working here at Manna. Our great warehouse assistant Jamal answered some questions about his family’s needs being met through Manna last year. Thank you to everyone who provides assistance to Manna, and to our great staff who work hard at […]

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January 28, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

SNAP the Silence!

Join Council Member Valerie Ervin and many others in the SNAP the Silence Challenge this February 4-8. Participants will commit to just $5 a day for food, mimicking the county average of $4.28 each SNAP recipient receives in food stamp benefits. Manna’s dietitian Jenna will be joining council members, Maryland delegates, and representatives from Montgomery […]

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January 17, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

Sharing the Big Thank You

We as a staff are incredibly lucky to have thousands of volunteers work with us every year to collect, sort, and distribute food to our clients. Every now and again we get a thank you from our clients or volunteers for helping spread hope against hunger in their lives and communities. We hope to be […]

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