government shutdown assistance

January 31, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Pete Piringer Talks World Central Kitchen Event at Blair High School

A potluck will be held for workers who were affected by the government shutdown. Although the shutdown has ended, officials say there are lots of people who are still feeling the financial effects of it. Montgomery County Council Member Tom Hucker is hosting a community potluck & live music night to support federal employees and […]

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January 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Breadsmith of Potomac Offers Discounts to Those Hurt By Shutdown

Breadsmith of Potomac is offering a 20 percent discount to government workers who were hurt by the monthlong government shutdown. The discount started before the government re-opened on Friday, but Brenda Tamir, the owner of Breadsmith of Potomac said in a message to MCM that they will continue to offer the discount through Feb. 8. […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen Heads to Blair High School

World Central Kitchen is heading to Blair High School on Friday, Feb. 8 to help government workers and contractors who were hurt by the federal government shutdown. The announcement was made before President Donald Trump announced that the government would be re-opened, at least until Feb 15. After the president’s announcement, Montgomery County Fire and […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ride On Suspends Free Rides for Government Workers

Update (Jan. 28):  Because the federal government has been re-opened, Montgomery County Transit announced that the free rides on Ride On for government workers have been suspended. With the end of the federal government shutdown announced today, the FREE rides for federal employees is suspended. Posted by Ride On Montgomery County Transit on Friday, January 25, […]

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January 24, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Manna Food Center Assisting Residents Impacted by Government Shutdown

“The mission of Manna Food Center is to help our neighbors that are at risk of food security. In Montgomery County that’s about 63,000 people during normal times; and we help people through food distribution, nutrition education, and advocacy,” said Manna Food Center’s Director of Development & Communications, Stephanie Hubbard. The gift of giving here […]

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