Manna Food Center staff proudly show off their converted school bus dubbed "Manny." COURTESY PHOTO A white, aging school bus covered in drawings of fruits and vegetables is coming to schools, community and senior centers, subsidized housing complexes, and fairs near you.
Inside the bus, named “Manny,” is a mobile kitchen and pop-up pantry that will be used to teach people of all ages how to eat and cook healthy foods on a budget. It is operated by Manna, a non-profit organization that strives to end food insecurity and hunger in Montgomery County.
The converted school bus will mainly be stopping at targeted areas, where food insecurity is the highest, she said.
Manna’s 20 priority areas include neighborhoods in Germantown, East County and Long Branch.
DeCarlo said the skills taught inside Manny are important, because 70 percent of County adults do not eat the recommended number of daily vegetable servings.