In addition to food distribution and nutrition education, Manna’s mission includes advocacy for legislation and programs that can provide additional support and sustainable change in our clients’ lives.

Our advocacy includes community outreach to provide community members with application support for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamps). Together with our volunteer Advocacy Task Force, Manna engages elected officials in Montgomery County and in Annapolis, educating them about what hunger looks like in our community and the policies we need to address root causes. We also regularly speak out, joining conversations about what’s needed to end hunger in Montgomery County and how the community can join us.

Check out our toolkits you can use as an advocacy resource.