Community-Focused Charity

Dec 12, 2017 Posted in Community No Comment

In continuing with this month’s philanthropy-focused blog series, we’d like to introduce you to a few very special non-profits that we’ve worked to support over the years. They help members across our community to get food—a basic and critical necessity—in many different ways. If you’re looking for ways to give back this holiday season, consider reaching out to one of these fantastic organizations.

Manna Food

Just as their website suggests, Manna Food has a mission of ending hunger throughout Montgomery County by working to provide food, education and advocacy through all that they do. Their vision is “food security for all,” and a place where hunger no longer exists, and they’re well on their way to this goal by providing manna boxes to many in need across the community.

How you can help – Visit their website this holiday season and sign up to give food, place an order for someone in need, donate or volunteer.

Contacting Manna – (301) 424-1130 or

DC Central Kitchen

Their tagline states that they fight hunger differently, and they sure do. The DC Central kitchen develops and operates social ventures that focus on the root of the cause: breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty. Together, they work to offer meaningful culinary careers, expanded access to healthy foods, and testing for innovative solutions to the traditional system failures. The Campus Kitchen project is another offshoot of this fantastic four-star charity, which brings the power of fighting hunger into student’s hands on high school and college campuses across the country.

How you can help – Visit their website to offer to donate, volunteer or partner with one of their many missions.

Contacting DC Central Kitchen – Send inquiries to Kimberly Brown, Chief Programs Officer by emailing

Montgomery County Men’s Shelter

This nurturing and focused shelter is part of the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. Within Montgomery County alone, there are 894 people experiencing homelessness on any given day. Across all of the shelters, over 750 adults are served annually and 284 children are served each day. The shelters make a lasting difference: 98% of the families they serve are able to remain stably housed.

How you can help – By volunteering here, you can help to prepare and serve hot meals to those in need, help with collection drives, as we as help with other meaningful projects. They also accept donations and look for community advocates. Visit their website for more information.

Contacting a Montgomery County Shelter – (301) 217-0314 or

If the holiday spirit finds you looking for ways to help out, these are 3 wonderful and local options. We have made so many wonderful memories by supporting them over the years. At Geppetto Catering, our region’s health is one of the core focuses of our team. We look forward to continuing to partner with these amazing non-profits for many, many years to come.

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