Manna Food Center

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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October 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Manna Food Center’s Cooking Competition Sheds Light on Food Waste

Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue Week has come to an end, but not without a little friendly cooking competition. Local chefs prepared dishes during Manna’s “No Waste, Big Taste” cooking contest. Hear more on how the competition aimed to help educate the community on preventing food waste in the video below: Here downtown Silver […]

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October 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Manna Food Center Kicks Off Its First Community Food Rescue Week

A recent study by the United States Department of Agriculture found that Americans waste about one pound of food per day. That equals more than 230 pounds per year and Manna Food Center is trying to change that. Manna, one of the largest food bank centers in Montgomery County, has kicked off its inaugural community […]

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October 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

First Community Food Rescue Week Spotlights Efforts to Fight Food Waste and Hunger

What does the term gleaning and the adage “Waste Not, Want Not” have in common? Manna Food Center is hoping you will participate in the first Community Food Rescue Week to find out! Manna Food Center, Montgomery County’s largest food assistance organization, and the Community Food Rescue network have teamed up to educate, inform and entertain […]

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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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