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In an effort to feed the hungry, one Montgomery County financial institution has found an answer to the question, “Where’s the beef?”

Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union in Germantown purchased a 1,029-pound steer at the Montgomery County 4-H livestock sale Aug. 16 at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair and plans to donate it to the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg to help feed the county’s hungry.

The meat from the steer is expected to help feed nearly 1,000 county residents.

The credit union had never before bought a steer to donate, but this was probably the most effective way to help Manna and feed the most people, said spokeswoman Stacy Yu.

It was also seen as a good way to support the teens in 4-H, she said.

The credit union’s donation is impressive because of both its quality and size, Jenna Umbriac, Manna’s director of nutrition programs said in a news release. The meat will provide high-protein food for hundreds of families, she said.

Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union collects food for Manna Food Center all year long.

Nonperishable food items and supplies can be brought to any of the credit union’s area branches.

For more information, call 301-944-1800, or visit mafcu@mafcu.org.

For more information about the 4-H program, visit www.4h.org.