May 3rd, 2021

A Very Meaningful Cinco de Mayo

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The Long Branch neighborhood of Silver Spring has organized an effort to support restaurants on Cinco de Mayo—Wednesday, May 5—as well as to assist residents in need during the COVID-19 health crisis. On May 5, Long Branch restaurant supporters will be asked to “Eat Dinner & Donate Dinner”, designed to encourage people to place orders from local restaurants and donate to Small Things Matter, if they wish. This Tuesday, organizers are encouraging people to also make a donation to the nonprofit Small Things Matter, which provides food to more than 350 needy families and individuals in the Takoma Park, Silver Spring and Rockville communities.

Congressman Jamie Raskin, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Council President Tom Hucker, Maryland State Comptroller Pete Franchot, State Senator William Smith and State Delegates Lorig Charkoudian, David Moon and Jheanelle Wilkins have pledged their support for “Meaningful Cinco de Mayo”.

“The County Council and I have made financial help available for businesses through the Public Health Emergency Grant program, but we know the best way to help restaurants is to order takeout meals and urge our neighbors and friends to do the same,” said County Executive Elrich. “I have been ordering takeout from restaurants around the County during this time and I challenge others on Cinco de Mayo to join me in supporting Long Branch restaurants or the local establishments in their communities.”

The Silver Spring Regional Office, the Long Branch Business League and nonprofit Montgomery Housing Partnership  (MHP) have been working to organize the Long Branch takeout support.

Long Branch restaurants participating in A Very Meaningful Cinco de Mayo: