Food

Help Feed More
& Waste Less

in Montgomery County

NEW Vaccination Policy and Requirements for All CFR Volunteers

All Manna volunteers of all ages must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 31, 2021. If you are or wish to be a volunteer food runner, please send a completed Vaccine Confirmation form and a copy of your vaccine card to the Manna CEO at hr@mannafood.org. Those who do not receive the vaccine and who do not have an approved accommodation will be unable to volunteer with Manna and CFR until further notice. Volunteers who seek an exemption from this policy because of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief must submit the Request for Medical Accommodation form or Request for Religious Accommodation form to the Manna CEO at hr@mannafood.org to begin the accommodation review process no later than December 15, 2021. You can review the complete Manna vaccination policy here. Please direct any questions to the Manna CEO, at hr@mannafood.org.

DMV Food Recovery Week Success!

For the second year in a row, we joined forces with the DC Food Recovery Working Group to host DMV Food Recovery Week! The week was packed full of free events, ranging from a compost training, workshops, a film screening, and more. The week culminated in the cornerstone event, our Third Annual No Waste Big Taste Cooking Competition. Learn about all the week’s events and view videos at dmvfoodrecoveryweek.org.

The Simple Solution for Feeding More & Wasting Less

The Community Food Rescue network of businesses, volunteers and hunger relief organizations is committed to eliminating hunger and food waste here in Montgomery County. We use innovative technology to find perfectly good food that local businesses would have thrown away, and dispatch volunteers to deliver it to agencies serving people who may not know where their next meal will come from.

How You Can Help

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Donate

Local farms and businesses with unsaleable and unused foods – donate to hunger relief organizations.

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Deliver

Volunteers – transport food from donating businesses to food assistance groups.

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Feed

Food pantries, churches, other food assistance groups – receive donated food, based on your needs and delivered to your doorstep.

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FARM TO FOOD BANK

MoCo Farmers sell produce, meat, and eggs to Manna. These products are then donated to hunger relief organizations.

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Glean

Volunteers glean fresh produce from local farms. Farmers get a tax credit for their donations.

How it Works

Learn how Community Food Rescue works in this animated video.

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Learn More About ChowMatch

Feeding more and wasting less is easy with our ChowMatch web application tool and mobile app.

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In Montgomery County

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1 in 3 children in our public schools receive free or reduced price meals

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124,000 tons 
of the county’s solid
waste is food waste

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63,000 residents may not
know where their next
meal will come from

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