February 6, 2019

Montgomery County Cares: Community Dinner and Resource Fair Set for Friday, Feb. 8 for Furloughed Federal Workers and Contractors

Montgomery County Councilmembers Tom Hucker, Will Jawando, and the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services are hosting a community dinner and resource fair on Friday, Feb. 8, to show the community’s ongoing support for federal employees and contractors impacted by the partial federal government shutdown and the uncertainty around its final resolution. The dinner is set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring.

County Councilmembers Hucker and Jawando; the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service; Manna Food Center; Nourish Now; and Chef Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen are working together to organize nonprofits, businesses and volunteers to provide impacted workers and their families with free dinner, entertainment and access to resources to make sure they know the community supports them.

Federal employees and contractors affected by the shutdown are urged to RSVP for the community dinner and resource fair online at montgomerycountymd.gov/shutdownsocial.

Other County residents are invited to attend and bring a donation of non-perishable or canned goods to share with affected families.