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, 09/11 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
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
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.