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Mana Food Center to Provide Food to County Residents Impacted by Federal Government Shutdown

Manna Food Center is temporarily waiving income requirements to provide food to any Montgomery County resident impacted by the Federal Government Shutdown. Residents are encouraged to contact Manna as soon as possible to begin receiving food through regular distribution channels.

“Our doors are open and we are ready to welcome all residents in need,” said Jackie DeCarlo, chief executive officer at Manna Food Center. “We recognize that many government employees, contractors, and service industry employees that support our Federal agencies are experiencing financial strain from the shutdown. We are extending our services to individuals and families as a way to lighten the burden and give residents hope in these uncertain times.”

Montgomery County residents can request food assistance by contact Manna at 301-424-1130. Participants will be provided with approximately 60 pounds of food every 30 days. Manna offers several food pickup locations on specific days during the week and every Monday through Friday at Manna’s warehouse located at 9311 Gaither Road in Gaithersburg.

DeCarlo notes that County agencies, elected officials, and non-profits are stepping up to meet the growing financial need.

Residents interested in supporting Manna’s extended services should visit www.mannafood.org for volunteer or giving opportunities.

Photo courtesy Manna Food Center.