March 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Manna CEO Credits ‘All the Women Who Shaped Me’ on International Women’s Day

Jackie DeCarlo is proud that throughout her almost eight years as Manna’s CEO, “We never had to turn anyone away.” That is saying a lot, because during this past year, requests for food by county residents rose 40%. Prior to the pandemic, Manna served about 3,000 people a month. Now it is 4,000, she said. […]

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June 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Free Lunch Program To Continue This Summer

Montgomery County Public Schools will begin its summer meal service schedule on Tuesday. Students can pick up breakfast, lunch and dinner meals at school and mobile truck sites from 10 a.m. to noon. Bus distribution sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Here is the list of locations. Altogether, the meals will […]

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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

photo empty shelves at food bank

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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