04-23-20

Road to a Better Community – Feeding Families Affected by COVID-19

There is absolutely no doubt that this current COVID-19 pandemic has shifted America as we know it.  With the unemployment rate at more than 20 percent and millions struggling, there are many in need of assistance right now.  Easterns Automotive Group came together with WUSA 9 once again to sponsor their Road to a Better Community segment and help those directly affected by COVID-19.  According to the CDC, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person.  One of the amazing non-profit organizations that stepped up during this unprecedented time was Manna Food Center located in Montgomery County, Maryland.  They have been serving their Maryland community since 1983 through food distribution, education, and advocacy.

 

When COVID-19 hit, Manna Food Center had to shift their attention and adapt to how quickly things were changing.  They are in the process of developing a solution that is more efficient for those in need during this tough time.  One way that they are adapting is by doing home deliveries to the homes of seniors and medical conditions.  Each pack that goes out includes about a week’s worth of grocery for those that can’t currently leave their home.  A drive-thru for food pickup has also been started as a convenient and safe way for families in need to get food yet still practice social distancing.  A huge focus of Manna Food Center has also been feeding students that are out of school due to this virus.  Many children count on those meals given during the school day.

 

Easterns Automotive Group made the choice to support by donating $2,500 to Manna Food Center for their incredible work in the community.  Joel Bassam of Easterns was happy to do this because giving back as always been a part of their DNA.  They are a company that truly believes in helping the people that have in turn helped them stay in business for 30+ years.  Manna Food Center has so many ways that people can get involved.  If you would like to find out more, please visit www.mannafood.org

 

To learn more about Easterns Automotive Group’s partnership with WUSA 9 and how they come together to empower the DMV community, please visit www.wusa9.com/BetterCommunity


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