Maryland Blogger: Increased Need for Food Assistance Anticipated in Montgomery County

Increased Need for Food Assistance Anticipated in Montgomery County

Increased Need for Food Assistance Anticipated in Montgomery County, MD


Manna Food Center Announces a Temporary Waiver on Income Requirements for Montgomery County Residents Impacted by the Federal Government Shutdown


(Gaithersburg, Maryland) – Manna Food Center (Manna) 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 thru Friday at Manna’s warehouse (9311 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877).

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


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Comment balloon 12 commentsRoy Kelley • January 13 2019 06:18PM


Good morning, Roy Kelley we can only hope this shutdown comes to an abrupt end NOW.... so many people are suffering...  and this is a prime example of what's needed at this stage of the can only get worse..

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 4 months ago

Shut down, severe storms, some areas need more help than others but the help is real

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 4 months ago

Good morning Roy. This is an unncessary crisis. The Federal Government spends more in a month on illegal immigrants in California alone. The Democrats should allocate the funds and get this over with. In the vast waste of the government this is play money! 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 4 months ago

Great PSA, Roy. I'm sure there are people who are not aware of the program. Love your photo today... very arresting.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 4 months ago

It is a shame that this is happening, Roy.  Time for this to end.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 4 months ago

Roy, I hope you and Dolores don't plan to venture out today. Roads are very slick, I'm heading out to do some more shoveling soon. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group ) 4 months ago

It is very sad that the government even shuts down, there should be a law against that ever happening, the government shouldn't be able to close.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 4 months ago

Roy, this is a great post, and we have many government workers in our communities not getting paid.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 4 months ago

Amanda S. Davidson 

I just finished my snow shoveling. Everythng is very icy. We do plan to stay at home today.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 4 months ago

Hi Roy,  Thanks for the reminder of the many people who are in need due to these unusual circumstances.  Everyone that is able, should be helping out. 

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) 4 months ago

It's wonderful that the foodbanks and municipalities so quickly responded to the needs of the community, Roy Kelley ... and had the capabilities to do so ... 


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) 4 months ago

New Farmer workshops are held every Weds evening at 6pm at the Ag History Farm Park. Each week is on a different aspect of farming. The Feb dates are the 13th, 20th, & 27th. Contact Chuck Schuster,, for more info. These workshops are free!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago