Adventist Groups in Silver Spring and Takoma Park Join Together to Assist Food Insecure Families
Story by Alicia Tucker
Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW) in collaboration with several Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Silver Spring and Takoma Park, Md., and Montgomery County Government will hold a food distribution at Takoma Academy (8120 Carroll Ave.) this Friday from 3-6:00 pm.
The grab-n-go, drive-through style distribution was organized to help families who are suffering from food insecurity due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Several drive-thru distributions have already been held since the onset of COVID at individual Seventh-day Adventist churches. In addition, food is distributed M-Thurs at the ACSGW Center on Sligo Avenue.
“Serving food insecure families has increased more than five-fold since April,” says Ken Flemmer, Executive Director of ACSGW. Last week alone, 24,000 lbs. of food was distributed at the Center.