This fall finds us 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic. I was recently asked how our community is doing—whether food insecurity is easing, plateauing, or rising. Locally, Manna Food Center reports that food insecurity has nearly doubled among those it serves in Montgomery County since the start of the pandemic. Manna expects that while vaccines signal hope, theContinue Reading
The Islamic Center of Maryland’s (ICM) Social Service Food Pantry provides a monthly food box for community families in Gaithersburg who need assistance. They regularly receive food from Manna Food Center , Community Food Rescue , and others for their food boxes. In mid-May, they also wanted to help people to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Adileh Sharieff, an ICM Board member, related how they got creative.
As we expand CFR’s capabilities to deliver food to Manna’s participants who cannot or should not be out during COVID-19, we are thrilled and a bit overwhelmed by the number of people who have signed up to be CFR volunteer food runners ! We are grateful for our new CFR food runners for stepping up during this difficult time, and forContinue Reading