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December 4, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Safeway Donates $350,000 Worth of Turkeys

The COVID-19 pandemic is placing a lot of strain on food banks this year as people are increasingly in need of food and other supplies. But Safeway, a grocery chain with stores across Maryland, D.C. and Virginia, announced plans to provide relief to multiple Food Banks and other area non-profits this holiday season. As part […]

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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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September 5, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

When Donating to Dorian Victims, Be Wary of Scams

At least 20 people were killed in the northern Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian. Earlier this week, winds gusted to 220 mph, and Grand Bahama Island was in the eyewall of the hurricane for 40 hours.  Dorian is tied with Hurricane Allen as the second-strongest storm ever in the Atlantic Ocean. During natural disasters, many become […]

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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hurricane Harvey Victims: How to Help

The American Red Cross and the Salvation Army are two of the organizations helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. You can find more information about how to help, below: If you’d like to help people affected by #Harvey, connect with trusted voluntary organizations by visiting: — FEMA (@fema) August 28, 2017 […]

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July 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCPS Annual Drive Provides School Supplies to Students in Need (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) held its annual drive for student supplies at Wootton High School this month. The drive provides free school supplies to families and non-profit organizations. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming. Thank you to Kenny & Danielle – 2 of the 60+ student […]

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November 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Manna Food Center Helps Families Prepare for Thanksgiving

The days leading up to Thanksgiving are traditionally busy for the staff and volunteers at Manna Food Center and this year is no exception. “We are on track to help well over 4,000 families at this time of year,” said Jackie DeCarlo, the executive director of Manna Food Center. DeCarlo said her organization is seeing […]

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