Manna Food Center

April 25, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

‘Ride On’ To Unveil New Bus Design and Kick Off ‘Give and Ride Week’

Ride On will be rolling out 26 new buses featuring a new design on Thursday. The unveiling comes during Ride On’s 32nd annual “Give and Ride Week” which allows riders and residents to donate food for the Manna Food Center in exchange for a free ride. The new buses are said to have to a […]

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April 23, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Annual Give and Ride Food Drive Continues Through Saturday

Ride On bus passengers can help needy families and receive a free bus ride by donating canned or nonperishable food during Ride On’s 32nd annual food drive. The drive, started by a group of bus drivers over 30 years ago, runs from Sunday, April 28, through Saturday, May 4. During the week, food collection bags […]

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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 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Feeding Our Community

Fewer county residents are going without food, yet Jackie DeCarlo, CEO of Manna Food Center, explains why the fight against hunger must continue – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

With the Crunch of An Apple, Montgomery County Celebrates School Breakfast

At 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, thousands of Marylanders participated in the “Hear the Maryland Crunch” program. Students, teachers, politicians, county officials and more crunched on an apple to highlight the importance of the School Breakfast Program. The event is held during National School Breakfast Week as a reminder of the importance of children beginning their day […]

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February 22, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Chamber Networking Event to Raise Awareness for Food Insecurity in County

Five thousand Montgomery County Public School students have experienced -over the past seven years- King Arthur Flour’s “Bake for Good” program at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (JHU). The kids program affords them the opportunity to share what it feels like to bake and give to those in need. King Arthur Flour (KAF) wanted […]

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Manna Collects 14 Tons of Food During MLK Drive

Manna Food Center collected 28,542 pounds of food during the MLK Service Weekend Food Drive on Jan. 19 and 20 at participating Giant Food stores in Montgomery County. Food donations increased by 87 percent from the previous year. Jackie DeCarlo, Manna’s chief executive officer, said many people were motivated because of the federal government shutdown. […]

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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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January 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Resources Available to Assist Residents Affected by Federal Shutdown

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a list of resources for residents affected by the partial federal government shutdown. Navarro encourages all residents impacted negatively by the shutdown to seek assistance. She also encourages residents who can afford to do so, to give to fundraising efforts to support those experiencing financial hardship. “As bills […]

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January 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Manna Offers Food Assistance to Furloughed County Residents in Need

Manna Food Center is temporarily waiving income requirements to offer food assistance to Montgomery County residents who’ve been financially hurt by the federal government shutdown. In a press release, Jackie DeCarlo, Manna’s chief executive officer, said that Manna is ready to open its doors to county residents in need. “We recognize that many government employees, […]

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