Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Community Service Week Food Drive
Kentlands Giant
 The Giant Food Drives are back and we need your support!  Help collect food at Montgomery County Giant Grocery Stores. 
When volunteers help we collect more food - it's that simple.  
Saturday -Sunday, October 22nd and 23rd
11am - 2pm, AM Shift
2pm - 5pm, PM Shift
11am - 5pm, Full Day Shift
We will send you an email confirming availability for your preferred store, date, and time.   
Due to limited space at the stores Giant has requested that we limit the number of volunteers, at any one time, to a maximum of 5 (including the adult supervisor).  
At least one adult supervisor (21 or older) needs to be present at all times.  Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 
Question? Contact Mardia
Harvest Days at First Fruits Farms 
Harvest Event
First Fruits Farm and Manna volunteers harvest thousands of pounds of first-rate produce each year for Manna's clients. Come join the fun and help your neighbors in need.  Bring your family, friends, neighbors or co-workers!
Date: Saturday, November 5th  
Time:  8:30am to approximately 11:30am or 12pm. 
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for volunteer check in.
Where:  First Fruits Farm near Freeland, MD 
Farm is about an hour north of Baltimore.  
Volunteers will harvest and bag produce. Volunteers must be 7+ and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, 21 or older.  Volunteers must provide their own transportation to the field.  Click here for more information and to register today.
Satellite Distribution Volunteers
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SSL hours available
Volunteers must be 17 years of age or older
Advance registration is required
Help distribute food to Manna's clients at our satellite distribution sites in and around the County.  Volunteers will come to the satellite location and help distribute food to Manna's clients out of the back of our truck, alongside Manna staff.  The volunteer work is OUTSIDE and takes place RAIN or SHINE. 
TIME:  3:30pm - 7pm.  Volunteers arrive @ 3:30pm, distribution begins @ 4pm and ends @ 7pm.

Silver Spring - Long Branch
Every Wednesday from 4 - 7 pm
Long Branch Community Center
8700 Piney Branch Road
Silver Spring, MD 20901 (Get directions)
Every Tuesday from 4 - 7 pm
Catholic Charities Community Center
12247 Georgia Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902 (Get directions)

How volunteers help:
Volunteers will help load boxes of food in to client cars.  The volunteer task is outside and the work is physical, requiring bending and lifting of up to 25 pounds. 
To register to volunteer:
If you are interested in volunteering at a satellite location, advance registration is required

Please note: this opportunity is not on the list of volunteer activities available to individuals currently receiving food from Manna Food Center.

Questions?   Contact volunteer@mannafood.org.
Community Food Rescue Volunteers Wanted
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08-23-2016 21:44:40 PM

Volunteers are the life-blood of Community Food Rescue (CFR). We literally couldn't provide donated food to serve our community without them. We're recruiting new volunteers now to keep up with the donations we're receiving, particularly from our local farms that have an abundance to donate during this harvest season.   Volunteers transport food directly from food ... Continue reading CFR Volunteer Food Runners Deliver →...

Food Distribution Volunteer
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Must be 17 years of age or older
SSL hours available

Volunteers help with a variety of tasks such as packing and sorting food, bagging produce and meat, assisting clients to their car, and taking in food donations.  

This is a great time to earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours!

Volunteers are needed every day Monday through Friday: 9am-3pm.  Volunteers should be comfortable standing on their feet, bending, reaching and lifting, 5 - 25 pounds.  

Please note: this opportunity is not on the list of volunteer activities available to individuals currently receiving food from Manna Food Center.
For more information and/or to register for this opportunity, please click here.
Join the Manna Ambassador Team
Ambassador Oct 2014
Volunteers must be 18 years of age 
or older.  

Staff a Manna table at outreach events, and share information about Manna's mission in the community.
For more information on these events or to join our Ambassador team, email Mardia 

AMBASSADOR in the subject line.  
Thank you for fighting hunger and feeding hope in our community. 

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