12/18 Weekend Bag Distribution

Manna Food Center and MCPS have been collaborating since mid-March on bulk distributions of weekend bags to support families when MCPS meal sites are not operating (usually Saturday & Sunday).  We have been selecting sites based on convenience to multiple meal site locations as well as in an attempt to address specific needs of communities that don’t have an MCPS meal site nearby. These distributions will continue throughout the fall semester.

This week we will be providing weekend bags on Friday, 12/18 from 11am-1pm.  MCPS school buses and DOT staff will be at the following sites, facilitating:

Argyle Middle School – 2400 Bel Pre Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Montgomery Blair High School – 51 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Damascus High School – 25921 Ridge Rd, Damascus, MD 20872

Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School – 13737 Wisteria Dr, Germantown, MD 20874

New Hampshire Estates Elementary School – 8720 Carroll Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Gaithersburg ES  – 35 N Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Quince Orchard HS  – 15800 Quince Orchard Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Galway Elementary – 12612 Galway Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Sargent Shriver ES  – 12518 Greenly St, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Fairland ES – 14315 Fairdale Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905

The bags are designed to provide a few family-sized pantry staples (canned vegetables, beans, tuna, rice, pasta) for two days as well as provide some foods that kids can prepare themselves (instant oatmeal, fruit cups, milk box.  The number of bags provided to each household is determined by household size and bag inventory at each site.