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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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March 18, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

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Does Your Congressperson Know?

Have you ever had to cut back on a meal because you weren’t sure where the money for food was coming from? Have you skipped a meal to save a dollar? Have you fed other members of your family first, and gone hungry, because there just wasn’t enough to go around? Thousands of Marylanders have […]

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March 13, 2013 | Jenna Umbriac

Pet Stamps? One Nonprofit Feeds Hungry Pets

If you’ve been reading along here, you know that there are a lot of hungry people living in the U.S. today. Over 45 million people are on SNAP (food stamps) as of a recent count, and many more qualify but don’t know it. So what would you do if you were unable to feed your […]

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February 10, 2013 | Staff Writer

Council President Meets With Media on Feb. 11

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro will meet with the media at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 to discuss key items that will be facing the County Council and its respective committees in the near future. Among the topics Navarro will address is the status of state funding for Montgomery transportation priorities and the Council’s […]

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