Hunger in the Washington Metropolitan Area

December 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Before the pandemic, Black and Hispanic households across America were already experiencing food insecurity at a significantly higher rate than the national average of 10.5 percent. The coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated hunger worldwide, and in the United States, nearly one in eight households doesn’t have enough to eat. (Read more..)

The Black IDEA Coalition Hosts Virtual Summit On Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In D.C.

September 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The pursuit of the American Dream has often been a Dream Deferred for African-Americans.  Even in 2020 Blacks still face Systemic Racism which often halts those dreams. Yesterday in the nation's capital, The Black Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Action (IDEA) Coalition hosted a virtual summit on DEI which featured a stellar cast of corporate executives, business leaders and thought leaders on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.(Read more..)

Leaders Say Donations are Essential for Montgomery County Food Security Fund

June 29, 2020

On Saturday, Councilmember Will Jawando announced in Silver Spring the launch of the Montgomery County Food Security Fund. The fund is a partnership between the county and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. (Read more..)

Grab and Go Food Distribution Thursday in Silver Spring

June 4, 2020

Four-hundred boxes of fresh produce will be distributed Thursday at Windsor Court and Tower Apartments.

Kingdom Fellowship AME Church, in partnership with Nourish Now, American Diversity Group, East County Regional Office, and Montgomery County Recreation Department, is sponsoring a Gran N’ Go distribution of fresh produce for those affected by the public health emergency. (Read more..)

500 Grocery Boxes Run Out in Less Than an Hour During Montgomery Co. Food Distribution

May 2, 2020

In just an hour, more than 500 boxes of groceries were handed out in Silver Spring, Maryland, to those in need during a local partnership. Then, they had to start turning people away. (Read more..)

'Surround yourself with support' | Silver Spring pastor discusses coping with sudden grief, shares emotional advice on social media

February 6, 2020

Local pastor Matthew Watley offered suggestions when dealing with unexpected losses, posting on social media after the sudden death of Kobe Bryant. (Read more..)