BENEFITING: Manna Food Center, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Manna Food Center, Inc.
EVENT: Mozilla Firefox Challenge
Manna Food Center, Inc. wrote -
Help Manna raise funds for the Mozilla Challenge this holiday season!
Since 1983, Manna has been feeding Montgomery County’s food insecure residents. In our 30 years of service Manna has served nearly 2.7 million people, 668,527 households, and distributed 43.3 million pounds of food. As the designated food bank for Montgomery County we are the main resource people turn to when they find themselves in need of food assistance. Manna delivers emergency food assistance through its three main programs: Food for Families, Smart Sacks, and Agency Food Distribution.
Food for Families provides families who fall under the Montgomery County self-sufficiency standard with 70 pounds of perishable and non-perishable food. Manna’s trucks go out to 50 grocery stores throughout the county every day to rescue food that would needlessly end up in dumpsters. Families also receive non-perishables generously donated by the community and fresh produce through the Farm to Food Bank program that partners local farms, orchards, and farmers’ markets with Manna to feed the hungry in our community.
Manna distributes food to its clients at 6 satellite sites throughout Montgomery County as well as at apartment complexes serving the elderly and people with disabilities. Manna also drops bread at 16 otherlow income apartment complexes and community centers. Manna has expanded food distribution to the second Saturday of every month to provide access to the working poor who otherwise could not make regular distributions due to work schedules and transportation conflicts.