While it is a season of thanks for many, the holidays can also be a difficult time of year. It is that spirit that spurred National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) office staff to collect canned goods and non-perishable items for those in need.
In honor of NLCS’ 125th Anniversary the team’s goal was to collect 1,250 items. Although just shy of that goal, the team did collect 856 items, and more than doubled the amount of food that was donated last year.
This year, 682 pounds of food were donated to Rockville-based Manna Food Center. Food items included canned corn and green beans, soup, peanut butter, apple sauce, macaroni and cheese, and a variety of cereal, amongst others.
Manna Food Center provides food to 5% of all Montgomery County residents. As the main food bank in Montgomery County, the majority of all local non-profit and government organizations rely on Manna to provide the food essentials their clients need.
Manna Food Center, a nonprofit organization, strives to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, education, and advocacy. For more information on how you can donate to Manna Food Center, please visit www.mannafood.org