The Committee for Ethnic Affairs (CEA), turns a day off into a day to fight hunger in Montgomery County. CEA members joined with Manna Food Center (MFC) in its campaign against hunger. Members from CEA were part of the dozens of organizations collecting food to help feed Montgomery County residents as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. community service initiative. Giant Food Store shoppers were asked to donate non-perishable items like pasta, rice, cereals, and canned fruits and vegetables, and the donations came in numbers. One CEA volunteer noted shoppers at the Traville Gateway Giant were overwhelmingly generous, donating a total of two shopping carts full of food within a two hour window. Collectively, the weekend-long food drive resulted in 21,276 pounds of food for the County's neediest families.
Founded in 1983, Manna Food Center, strives to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, education, and advocacy. Manna's regular distributions program feeds approximately 3,300 families each month
Post contributed by J'amie D'Aguiar