Manna Food Center—Montgomery County's largest food distribution center—is lending a helping hand to more than 300 families in need during Thanksgiving week.
The Gaithersburg-based food center will provide 70 pounds of emergency food assistance and donated turkeys to the community, Manna announced Wednesday.
Community members can drop off turkey donations to Manna, located at 9311 Gaither Road in Gaithersburg, before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, and they will be passed out to families in need.
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“The community is instrumental in serving our clients throughout the holiday season and during the rest of the year," Manna Executive Director Minerva Delgado said in a statement. "Hunger doesn’t take a holiday, and families will still need our help long after the holiday season.”
In 2011, Manna served 441 families the day before Thanksgiving.