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Back to School and On the Move!

September 9, 2019

Notes from the CEO – Jackie DeCarlo

Dear Friends of Manna,

The start of a school year brings a sense of excitement – even if you aren’t a parent, student, or teacher. Something about the academic year remains with those of us who have had the privilege of a formal education; the sense of possibility is keen once classes begin. Here at Manna Food Center, the anticipation is even greater this fall.

Jackie signals we’ve got two celebrations coming up as she discusses final details for the marketplace with our construction contractor, Mike, from Therrien Waddell.

After years of planning and months of actual transition, we are settling into our new spaces. Our market and learning space in Silver Spring is opening its doors soon, and our warehouse is almost completely renovated. We have a vision of a Montgomery County where all people at all times have access to good food in welcoming spaces. Our recent renovations and relocations will better make that possible.

In our September newsletter, you’ll read about some of the celebrations we are having to welcome you into those spaces. I hope you will attend so I can thank you personally for helping us come this far!

Sincerely,
Jackie