The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Monday, February 14, 2011

CEA Day of Service

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

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