food insecurity

June 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Leaders Say Donations Are Essential for Montgomery County Food Security Fund

On Saturday, Councilmember Will Jawando announced in Silver Spring the launch of the Montgomery County Food Security Fund. The fund is a partnership between the county and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. The goal of the fund is to connect more food to more people. The County Council allocated $10.3 million to the fund, but it […]

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June 26, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Islamic Center of Maryland Hosting Drive Thru Food Distribution Saturday

The Islamic Center of Maryland (ICM) is hosting a drive-thru food distribution on Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m. for those members of the community in need. Despite the start of Montgomery County’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, many residents continue to struggle with food insecurity. The ICM is collaborating with the county’s Food […]

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June 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery County Council Funds Food, Youth Programs

The Montgomery County Council continues to allocate funds to help those affected by the global pandemic. On June 23, council members set aside $10.3 million for food insecurity and $565,706 for support services for youth in crisis. The $10.3 million will support local food banks, restaurants and farmers through a public-private partnership with the Greater Washington […]

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June 18, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Girls’ Night Out Charity Battles Food Insecurity with Free Food Distribution Saturday

Girls’ Night Out by Shawn Yancy is holding a free food distribution in Silver Spring on Saturday at 4 p.m. The giveaway, which is taking place at Oakland Terrace Elementary School at 2720 Plyers Mill Road, is aimed at combating food insecurity brought on by the current economic crisis. Two hundred nutrition-packed meals—prepared by RSVP […]

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June 11, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Catholic Charities to Hold Free Food Distribution in Gaithersburg Friday

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington is holding their next free food distribution in Gaithersburg on June 12. The giveaway will take place at around 11 a.m. outside the Lakeforest Mall at 701 Russell Ave. Those who need will receive a box of groceries with a week’s worth of food (including 2-3 protein items) […]

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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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April 30, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Free Grab n’ Go Groceries to be Distributed Saturday for Families in Need

Kingdom Fellowship Church has partnered with Councilmember Will Jawando to distribute 500 Grab ‘n Go boxes of free groceries on Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m to families in need.  The groceries will be distributed in the East County Community Recreation Center Briggs Chaney Park and Ride Lot. The event is also in partnership with […]

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April 9, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Einstein High Community Donates Gift Cards to Families Facing Food Insecurity

Over 100 families at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington have donated $5,750 in gift cards to help families at their school facing food insecurities during the coronavirus crisis. A group of parents, led by Christine Alden, a parent with a sophomore at Einstein, worked together to help organize the donations of 115 $50 food […]

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June 22, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Community Kitchen Opens in Silver Spring to Fight Hunger and Food Waste

Manna Food Center and Silver Spring United Methodist Church Announce Opening of Community Kitchen Manna Food Center (Manna) in Gaithersburg and Silver Spring United Methodist Church (SSUMC) celebrate Saturday, June 23, the opening of a community kitchen in the church’s Four Corners location at 33 University Blvd. East. The kitchen will be used to turn […]

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May 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Food Insecurity in Montgomery County is Declining, According to Data

Thousands of Montgomery County residents experience food insecurity each day, but data from a recent CountyStat study revealed the number of residents experiencing food insecurity is declining. Food insecurity is defined as being without a reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food. CountyStat was launched in 2007 within the Office of […]

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