Dear Supporter,

All of us in Montgomery County are waiting and watching, hoping that the number of COVID-19 cases will decrease. Some of us have lost loved ones or struggled with illness. I share my sincere hopes that you and yours are well.  
 
At Manna, we’ve known from the start that this Rapid Response phase would be the longest and in many ways, the hardest . It has tested not only service adaptations we make, but also our power to endure in the face of tremendous need. Time and again we have risen to meet new challenges, and our resiliency is only possible because of your generosity . I thank you for your support.
 
At Manna, “partnership” is a core value . Whether it is offering food to faith groups whose stocks are running low or sharing health and safety policies with volunteer-led organizations, Manna is striving to build the capacity of our community. We are using our distribution efforts to share information on topics from the June 2nd primary elections to crisis hotlines. And we have participated in virtual dialogues to make sure that the inequities revealed by this health and economic crisis are a wake-up call to promote justice .

Please read below how Manna is continuing our leadership as the center of ending hunger in Montgomery County.
Volunteer
What do 679 of our neighbors have in common? They've stepped up in this time of uncertainty to make their skills available for volunteer serve. Our community is AMAZING!

Want to volunteer but haven't been contacted yet? We are excited to announce a partnership with the Montgomery County Volunteer Center , to help connect volunteers with pressing needs across the County. Click here to see a list of opportunities on the Volunteer Center’s website. The Volunteer Center also has a wonderful resource page for volunteers in response to COVID-19 if you are looking for more information. 

Donate Food
Want to organize a food drive for Manna in your neighborhood? We are accepting food donations in large blue bins outside Manna’s warehouse at 9311 Gaither Rd in Gaithersburg . Check our Most Needed Foods list & drop it off 24/7 without needing to come inside.   Click Here

Advocate
Keep up-to-date on advocacy efforts by responding to the action alerts of our partner, FRAC/Maryland Hunger Solutions, to support those vulnerable in our community. Click Here.
Thank you for your interest in and support of our work. Although there is much we don’t know about the pandemic, I do know we are in this for the long haul because the community is with us. 
 
Please stay safe,
CEO, Manna Food Center
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