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Thanks to the volunteer efforts of Sasha Johnson, Tommy’s Pantry now has a Facebook page. Please visit the page, friend us and follow us to stay informed and updated on issues concerning food insecurity.

Monthly Update 3.18.2023: Appreciation for our 120 Monthly Volunteers

Dear Takoma Park and Silver Spring families and friends, I recently wrote to you that starting March 1, about 600,000 Maryland families would see a cut to their food budget because of cuts to the emergency food benefits in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)¸ previously known as food stamps. Now we know just how desperate …

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Calling All Pet Owners and Pet Lovers!

On Saturday, April 29th, Tommy’s Pantry will be sponsoring a pet food and supply drive in support of the Humane Rescue Alliance. In keeping with the sentiment of our namesake, Tommy Raskin, to “take care of people and animals”, we hope you will join us for this unique event and help spread the word to …

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No Produce on Sat, March 4th

Unfortunately, Tommy’s Pantry will not be able to distribute fresh produce on Saturday, March 4th. Our produce delivery truck was in an accident on Thursday morning. Thankfully, the driver was not seriously injured, but the cargo was ruined. We are unable to schedule a replacement delivery in time for this Saturday’s distribution, but we will …

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MoCo Families Face Immediate Benefit Cuts

Today’s significant cut in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly “food stamps”) benefits will drive nearly 70,000 Montgomery County residents further into a food insecurity crisis. Beginning March 1, Emergency Allotments through the SNAP program are no longer available. On average, benefits checks across the state of Maryland will be reduced by about $170 per …

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Tommy’s Pantry Monthly Update 2.18.2023: Bridging the SNAP gap with increased service, bi-monthly produce, Smart Sacks, & more

Dear Takoma Park and Silver Spring families and friends, In our last newsletter, Tommy’s Pantry reported that we’ll be distributing 320 boxes of produce twice a month, beginning with our Saturday, February 18th distribution. This influx of fresh food for all of the families we serve at each of our Saturday distributions could not be …

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Join Us Online to Talk about Food Insecurity this Wed, Feb 8th @ Noon

Members of the Tommy’s Pantry board of directors will attend TPSS Co-op’s virtual “Hunger Cliff” event this Wednesday, February 8th, at noon. Please join us to learn more about food insecurity and how our community can help. More information and registration details can be found on the TPSS Co-op’s website. We hope to see you …

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Tommy’s Pantry to Distribute Produce on Mon, 1/30, @ 7:30 am

For the third year, Tommy’s Pantry is celebrating the extraordinary life and light of Tommy Raskin on his birthday with a special distribution. On Monday, January 30th at 7:30am we are re-introducing fresh produce boxes to our program. We are thrilled to have it back twice a month thanks to the Capital Area Food Bank!