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Facts and Statistics

Check Out Montgomery County’s New Interactive Map to see areas of need throughout our community

 

On May 1st, 2018, the County launched the FoodStat data analysis tool to the public. The Montgomery County Food Council, along with Manna Food Center, the Capital Area Food Bank and Montgomery County DHHS worked closely with CountyStat to create this online platform that provides context for, and further supplements the Feeding America data on the level of food insecurity in the County. It brings together more than 60 data indicators of need and vulnerability, and it is hoped that FoodStat will enable government agencies, food assistance providers and any other interested parties to analyze the community’s access to food, its transportation and infrastructure needs, high priority zones and service delivery gaps, leading to the creation of policies and strategies that will inform priorities, drive collective impact, and ultimately reduce food insecurity in Montgomery County.

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Manna takes pride in our tradition of being a reliable and hospitable safety net for the vulnerable among us.  Manna has earned a reputation over 32 years of dedicated service, one participant at a time. We do this by building on the the experiences and expertise of our staff, the insights of our loyal volunteers and the perspectives of partners and participants. Our institutional expertise and operational capacity has become increasingly sophisticated, and facts and statistics show Manna now stands as the most effective nonprofit food resource in Montgomery County.

Every day, Manna’s work evolves in scope and impact depending on the changing needs of our community. We leverage our expertise to mobilize a matchless network of partners, engage community leaders and earn the trust of our donors and participants. We are pleased to share some of our most meaningful accomplishments:

The future of Manna will focus on poverty alleviation and the promotion of self-sufficiency. It is our ultimate goal that hunger is no longer an issue in Montgomery County because the most vulnerable—the disabled, the elderly—will be cared for and the working poor will be self-sufficient providing for themselves. We will expand our programs as needed and we will also continue to work on establishing partnerships and collaborations with other organizations to reach those in need and address the root causes of hunger.