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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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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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January 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Where Will You Serve on MLK, Jr. Day? (VIDEO)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is considered a day of service in Montgomery County. On Jan. 16, thousands of volunteers will participate in family-oriented service projects to help others across the county. There are events taking place all weekend across the county. Find out more in the report, below: You can find out more about […]

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July 29, 2016 | Lindsey Seegers

Three Minutes at Manna

Observations from three consecutive minutes at Manna this week: Mark Mills, a chocolatier, professional chef, and, oh yes, full-time farmer at Chocolate and Tomatoes farm, pulls up to Manna Food Center in his pick up truck, bearing gifts: coolers and crates overflow with freshly picked collard greens, cucumbers, jalapeños and even fresh ginger. 648 pounds of […]

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November 23, 2015 | Sonya Burke and Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 23, in Montgomery County

Bundle up! It’s going to be our coldest day of the season. Here are five more things to know today, Nov. 23rd, in Montgomery County: 1. Catherine Hoggle is due back in court today. Follow @MyMCMedia on Twitter for the latest from the courthouse. #FindSarah #FindJacob 2.  Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is scheduled to hold a […]

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May 8, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

Stamp Out Hunger! (Video)

The National Association of Letter Carriers annual Stamp Out Hunger drive happens on May 11 this year. Your Montgomery County letter carrier will pick up food left at your mailbox and deliver it to Manna Food Center: an easy way to contribute for our stock the shelves campaign. Manna’s own Jamal is featured in the […]

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April 30, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

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Your Help Feeds a Community

During the spring and early summer, the non-perishable donations slow down here at Manna Food Center. In the high holiday times, so many think of their hungry neighbors and drop off non-perishable items at our doors, but after the holidays, people tend to forget that there is still hunger in Montgomery County. In April alone, […]

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April 27, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

Give and Ride with Ride On Starts This Weekend

Ride On bus passengers can help needy families and receive a free bus ride by donating canned or nonperishable food during Ride On’s annual food drive. The food drive, started by a group of bus drivers over 20 years ago, goes from Sunday, April 22, through Saturday April 28, 2012. During the week, food collection […]

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April 21, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

Nutrition vs Food – The Real Hunger Fight

Although I’ve been at Manna for nearly 2 years now, I still get looks of confusion or surprise when I tell people I work at a food bank. Because I am a dietitian, folks anticipate that I will describe my work at a local hospital or private practice or maybe even directing a school cafeteria.  […]

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April 11, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Benefits Manna

This weekend, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival takes over the Gaitherburg-based Montgomery County Fairgrounds! The festival presents over 250 top artisans selling their wares throughout the fairgrounds, including furniture, jewelry, and specialty items for the ones you love. “In addition to top national artists, the Festival will also introduce new and emerging artists showcasing the latest […]

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