Manna Food Center

May 13, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Gives $1.2 Million in Food Access Grants to Community Organizations

Montgomery County has awarded $1.2 million food access grants to 38 community organizations that provide vulnerable residents with access to food assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. The organizations receiving grants include community, religious, and advocacy groups in the area, as well as ethnic grocery stores. The funding for ethnic grocery stores is intended to increase […]

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May 12, 2020 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Manna Food Center

Kim Jones hosts this episode of Studio 501c3, a show that focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. This episode features Jackie DeCarlo, the executive director of Manna Food Center. Manna Food Center is a grassroots nonprofit, founded by the community. DeCarlo and Jones discuss who is eligible […]

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April 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS to Share Information About Grading Next Week

Families will receive information about grading for the third and fourth quarter next week, said Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith in a message to the MCPS community Thursday.   Smith said MCPS is working with other school systems and the state Department of Education to figure out how grading will work for […]

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March 12, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Manna Food Center Will Stay Open Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The Manna Food Center in Silver Spring will remain open and continue with their regular operations amid the coronavirus pandemic. It is taking extra precautions including the use of extra sanitation to ensure the safety of the facility, food, and people, according to Manna. Manna is closely monitoring coronavirus updates and consulting with Montgomery County […]

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October 29, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Local Chefs Turn Rescued Food Into Tasty Dishes

Two teams of professional and amateur chefs competed in the second annual No Waste, Big Taste: A Rescued Food Cooking Competition in Silver Spring. The competition was organized by Manna Food Center and co-hosted by Downtown Silver Spring and FRESHFARM Market. This was the final event of Montgomery County’s second annual Community Food Rescue Week. […]

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October 21, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Manna Food Center Celebrates Grand Openings, Announces Community Food Rescue Events

Manna Food Center, Montgomery County’s largest food assistance organization, celebrated the grand openings of its new marketplace on Saturday and its warehouse on Sunday with continuous efforts to stop hunger in Montgomery County. The market’s grand opening featured a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by tours and a community block party in Silver Spring. Notable guests […]

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October 11, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Manna Food Center Addresses Hunger With New Location in Silver Spring

Manna Food Center will be opening another pantry at 12301 Old Columbia Pike in Silver Spring. The new Manna Food [East County] Center will offer several important breakthroughs like a new, more accessible choice pantry to meet the needs of people who experience hunger in communities such as Aspen Hill, Burtonsville, Colesville, and Silver Spring. […]

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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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