January 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

County Residents Can Now Request Food Assistance Online

Montgomery County residents in need of food assistance resources can now do so online. On Tuesday, the county government launched a Montgomery County Food Assistance online form, which is available in seven languages. A trained specialist will review completed forms and will connect with residents by phone within one business day about their specific food needs. […]

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April 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Gets Approval for Pandemic EBT Program for Children

Maryland received approval for a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program, according to a statement from the state Department of Human Services (DHS).  The program is designed to help families with children who can’t get free or reduced-price meals at school due to ongoing closures. Benefits will be calculated monthly at $5.70 per child for […]

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April 11, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Ayuda Durante la Crisis para Quienes son Parte del Programa SNAP

En respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19, el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA) aprobó la solicitud de Maryland de emitir pagos SNAP de emergencia a los hogares actualmente inscritos para abril y mayo de 2020, así se informa a través de un comunicado emitido el viernes 10 de abril por parte del […]

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January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Maryland Food Drive Initiative, MTA Fees Waived for Federal Workers Reporting to Work

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a major statewide initiative to help furloughed federal workers on Thursday. The initiative is called #MDHelps. Through #MDHelps, the Hogan administration is organizing a food drive for furloughed workers across the state of Maryland. According to Secretary Ellington Churchill, from the Department of General Services, Maryland will have a total of […]

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November 17, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Homeless Residents Receive Free Health Screenings (PHOTOS)

There were more than 950 households experiencing homelessness in 2015, according to Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) staff. In an effort to help those in need, DHHS hosted their Sixth Annual Nadin Khan Homeless Resource Day in Gaithersburg for residents experiencing homelessness. “It’s very difficult when you’re living on the streets […]

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February 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 4, in Montgomery County

A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. today. Here are five more things to know today, Feb. 4, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) is set to announce the “conditional appointment” of the next MCPS superintendent at a special meeting tonight. Follow @MyMCMedia on Twitter for the […]

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October 10, 2014 | Tina Patterson

SNAP Challenge 2014 – Day 4: Be Prepared

I began Day 3 thinking of pancakes. Had I grown tired of the oatmeal and raisins? It really doesn’t matter because this is the option for breakfast. I had plenty of water on hand and was cognizant of the amount of time between breakfast and lunch. After lunch the smooth flow of the day was gone. […]

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October 8, 2014 | Lindsey Seegers

SNAP Challenge: Sweet (one dollar!) Potato Soup

It’s SNAP Challenge week. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly called Food Stamps. I—along with professionals and individuals from Maryland, DC, and Virginia—am attempting to shop for my household for one week on $33. While living on a food stamp budget for just a week cannot come close to the struggles Manna families […]

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September 18, 2014 | Tina Patterson

An Invitation and a Challenge

I received the invitation below in the email recently: Take the SNAP Challenge with Us – October 6 to 12 Maryland Hunger Solutions, along with D.C. Hunger Solutions and Virginia Hunger Solutions, invite you to join us in taking the SNAP Challenge (October 6 -12, 2014) to highlight the struggles faced by too many throughout our region who […]

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February 5, 2014 | Staff Writer

County Council to Hold Another CIP Hearing and More

The Montgomery County Council at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, will hold the third session of a public hearing on County Executive Isiah Leggett’s proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Capital Budget and his proposed FY 2015-20 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The CIP is a six-year plan for funding major projects. The public hearing will be […]

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