Manna Food Center

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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April 12, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Manna Food Center Presents Heroes Against Hunger Awards

Manna Food Center held its annual Heroes Against Hunger Awards Reception at the Fillmore in Silver Spring Wednesday night to recognize community champions in the fight against hunger. Awards were given in three categories: Individual Hero, Corporate Hero, and Community Hero, according to a news release. The winners, selected by Manna’s Volunteer Board of Directors, […]

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December 16, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Mooers’ guests include Jackie DeCarlo, Mike Ball, Fred Evans, and Elaine Apter. Mooers and the panel discuss Manna Food and their preparations for supporting clients during the cold winter months, EveryMind’s Serving Together program for veterans, the recent Committee for Montgomery’s Legislative Breakfast, and the […]

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July 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, July 13, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Heat Advisory: The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from noon – 8 p.m. in Montgomery County. 2. Senator Sanders in Silver Spring: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is scheduled to endorse Ben Jealous for Maryland governor at the Silver Spring […]

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April 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Rainy commute: Don’t leave the house without an umbrella as rain showers are in the forecast today and tomorrow. 2. Free Fares: The 30th annual Give and Ride food drive campaign is underway this week. You can ride for free by donating […]

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