Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will celebrate the opening of its fourth food pantry at a community school with a ribbon-cutting event on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. The food pantry at Weller Road Elementary School is a partnership between the Capital Area Food Bank’s (CAFB) School Pantry Program and MCPS to provide a reliable source of nutritious food to families throughout the year.
The food pantry will be open on Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Thursdays 2-3:30 p.m. by providing consistent access to staple shelf-stable items. These items include pasta, rice, non-perishable fruits and vegetables, cereal, and canned and dried beans. Schools that are part of the program are able to choose what food items from CAFB’s available inventory fit the needs of their respective communities.
WHAT: Ribbon cutting ceremony to open the onsite food pantry
WHEN: Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Weller Road Elementary School, 3301 Weller Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
WHO: Among those expected to speak at the ribbon cutting:
Brent Mascott, Principal of Weller Road Elementary School
Amy Beal, Coordinator of Community Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools
Gabe Albornoz, Montgomery County Councilmember
Weller Road family will share remarks
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