April 9, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

Food Drive at Giant This Weekend

The Montgomery County Muslim Foundation (MCMF) is holding the second half of their food drive this weekend at local Giant Food stores! Last weekend brought in thousands of pounds of food for Manna, and we hope this weekend will be even more of a success. Last year, the MCMF brought in over 10,000 pounds of […]

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April 2, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

Gordon Biersch and Manna Celebrate the Maibock

Tomorrow, April 3, join Manna at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 200 E. Middle Ln., Rockville at 6 p.m. to celebrate their newest beer: the Maibock Lager. Gordon Biersch is a long-time supporter of Manna, and will be tapping this special new brew to benefit us. Manna volunteers and Gordon Biersch staff will be on hand […]

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March 29, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

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Eating Well On A Budget

“It’s so much more expensive to eat healthy!” This is the message that seems to prevail whenever talk turns to eating well on a budget.  I’ll be the first to admit, it is certainly easier to eat healthy when you’re not concerned about the price but isn’t it easier to do most things with more […]

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March 26, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

Never Turning Clients Away – With Your Help!

Here at Manna, we continue to see more clients than ever. This month already, we’ve served over 3,200 families – and we still have a few days left in the shortest month of the year! Last year, we averaged 3,400 families a month; in 2013, we expect that to be closer to 3,600 or 3,700 […]

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February 12, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

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Jamal Talks Manna (Video)

Manna Food Center serves thousands of Montgomery County residents, and sometimes those folks end up working here at Manna. Our great warehouse assistant Jamal answered some questions about his family’s needs being met through Manna last year. Thank you to everyone who provides assistance to Manna, and to our great staff who work hard at […]

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February 10, 2013 | Staff Writer

Snap the Silence Wrap Up (Photos & Videos)

UPDATED Residents, non-profit providers, community activists and elected leaders gathered at the Silver Spring Civic Building on the eve of Feb. 8 to discuss their work week living on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) $5 per day food budget. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. As noted in the above video, it was Montgomery County Councilmember […]

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January 16, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

Celebrate MLK Day With Giving

Manna Food Center celebrates MLK Days of Service by holding our Help the Hungry food drives at all 27 Montgomery County Giant Stores this weekend. At Manna, we believe in the dreams of Dr. King for a more equitable society, including opportunities for all of us to serve our community by helping those in need. […]

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January 16, 2013 | Staff Writer

Manna and Giant Food Drive

Manna Food Center is teaming up with Giant Food Stores to fight hunger and feed hope by holding food drives at all 27 Montgomery County Giant Food Store locations. You can help! Shop at your local Giant Food store on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, 20 and donate nonperishable food items to help our restock […]

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May 4, 2012 | Staff Writer

Ride On Bus Helps Manna Food Center Food Drive, County Report This Week, featured on Montgomery Community Media

Give and Ride Success

Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system collected nearly 8,800 pounds of food and other items, a nearly 50 percent increase from last year, during its 25th annual “Give and Ride” food drive that took place the week of April 22. Bus passengers received free rides by donating canned or nonperishable food, disposable diapers, formula, baby […]

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