Even though it is July, Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue Program just completed its fiscal year. Looking back over our last year of activities–July 2019 to June 2020, what a year it has been! Check out these photos from the CFR Facebook Page to see food rescue in action.
As people look for creative outlets while homebound during the coronavirus pandemic, many have been planting vegetable gardens. Master Gardener, Catherine (Cat) Kahn, had an idea.
Local Chefs Turned ‘Ugly’ Produce into Delightful Dishes to Raise Awareness of Hunger and Food Waste in Montgomery County Photos from the event are available here. Silver Spring, Maryland — Hundreds of people gathered today to watch two teams of professional and amateur chefs compete in the second annual No Waste, Big Taste: A Rescued Food CookingContinue Reading
KindWorks is a fitting name for a non-profit organization with more than 1,600 volunteers who serve a host of needs in Montgomery County. Founded in 2008 as Mover Moms, the organization connects people to activities that support tolerance, combat poverty and hunger, tackle environmental problems, and serve other community needs. Their website and calendar makeContinue Reading
Local Chefs Turned ‘Ugly’ Produce into Delightful Dishes to Raise Awareness of Hunger and Food Waste in Montgomery County Gaithersburg, Maryland — Hundreds of people gathered today to watch two teams of professional and amateur chefs compete in No Waste, Big Taste: A Rescued Food Cooking Competition. The competition, organized by Manna Food Center (Manna)Continue Reading
Manna Food Center Kicks off Montgomery County’s First Ever Community Food Rescue Week Events Celebrate the Power of Community to Eliminate Hunger and Feed More While Wasting Less Gaithersburg, Maryland — Manna Food Center (Manna), Montgomery County’s largest food assistance organization, is hosting the county’s first-ever Community Food Rescue Week from October 13 through 20.Continue Reading
Community Food Rescue (CFR) celebrated its third year by expanding our capacity to Feed More and Waste Less by cooking with recovered food. Thanks to a wonderful partnership with the Silver Spring United Methodist Church , Manna Food Center manages the newly-refurbished commercial kitchen as the churches’ mission-driven service to the community. The kitchen provides an expanded opportunity for Community Food Rescue, aContinue Reading
When it comes to special occasions with catered meals, it’s rare that someone leaves hungry. While abundance is reasonable in times of recognition and celebration, it’s an unfortunate reality that catered events and food waste often go hand in hand. It doesn’t have to be that way. Community Food Rescue (CFR) provides catering companies – and the individualsContinue Reading
When Pam Hosimer, Nutrition Educator for the University of Maryland Extension Food Supplement Nutrition Education program learned that Waters Orchard had a bumper crop of apples that would go to waste after their pick-your-own season ended, she had a better idea. Pam teaches nutrition education in Montgomery County Public Schools that have more than 50% Free and Reduced Meal Students (FARMS). After her fall lessons of taste testing and making apple sauce in theContinue Reading
Community Food Rescue has a new and improved website! We’re making it even easier for our network members and anyone interested in joining us to feed more and waste less in Montgomery County. Whether you run a food business, want to volunteer, or belong to a food assistance organization, our new website makes it easyContinue Reading