Donors Fill MUM’s Pantry
MUM Works With Capital Area Food Bank
MUM Marches Against Hunger
EventsSave Sat. Oct. 17 for MUM MUM’s annual fundraiser is scheduled for Sat. Oct. 17, 2015 at the Silver Spring Civic Building. We’ll have great food, live music and celebrate the spirit of giving that helps us serve our neighbors in need. Supporters do not need to buy a ticket in advance to attend. Our event is made possible through the generosity of sponsors such as Bob’s Discount Charitable Foundation, Inc., of Manchester, Connecticut. MUM is grateful for the assistance of this corporate sponsor.
Here’s the details you need to know. Join the best fall party of the year!
What: Mid-County United Ministries, Inc. Fall Fundraiser
When: Sat., Oct. 17, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Where: Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (GPS Address: 8525 Fenton St., Silver Spring, MD 20910).
Why: To make sure our neighbors have food, necessary prescriptions and financial assistance to avoid evictions and utility cutoffs.
MUM Issues Annual Report MUM’s rapid growth in client services during FY 2014 is detailed in the nonprofit’s first-ever annual report. The nonprofit reported on its yearly income and expenses as it worked to serve a part of Montgomery County with significant numbers of residents living in poverty. Click here to review the report.
MUM is a Partner Agency with Capital Area Food Bank Since 2011, MUM has been a partner agency with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), the Washington region’s largest nonprofit combating hunger.
Founded in 1980, CAFB annually distributes 42 million pounds of food to more than 500,000 people struggling with hunger. The food bank works through a network that includes MUM as one of 500 partner agencies in the greater Washington region.
MUM continues to ask congregations, schools, civic groups and businesses in Wheaton, Kensington and Aspen Hill for food drives and donations of nonperishable groceries to help fill the shelves at MUM’s pantry in downtown Wheaton. MUM turns to CAFB for discounted food purchases when local donations don’t cover demand for emergency food.
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Eating Right With MUM’s Help
MUM clients displayed certificates after completing a multi-session nutrition class taught by educators with the University of Maryland Extension Office. MUM sponsored two sessions of spring classes, conducted in English and Spanish, and Executive Director Larry White awarded participants $50 grocery gift cards.
All That Rice is Nice!
First Alliance Church of Silver Spring once again bested its past efforts to collect rice for MUM's pantry during its third annual Rice Bowl. Starting on Feb. 1, 2015, Super Bowl Sunday, the congregation worked towards collecting a ton of rice in small bags for MUM pantry clients. On March 29, First Alliance Pastor Mike Mercurio announced that the church's collection totaled 2,056 lbs., tipping the scales at more than a ton. That’s hundreds of pounds more than previous rice drives. On April 19, MUM Executive Director Larry White sang his thanks to members of First Alliance.
Calling All Schools!
School food drives are an important way MUM keeps its Wheaton pantry stocked with nutritious groceries for our clients. MUM invites school groups in our service area to collect nonperishable food items to fill our pantry shelves. MUM can provide shopping lists and collection bins. The food goes to neighbors in need in zip codes 20853, 20895, 20896, 20902 and 20906. Contact MUM at (301) 929-8675 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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