The Islamic Center of Maryland’s (ICM) Social Service Food Pantry provides a monthly food box for community families in Gaithersburg who need assistance. They regularly receive food from Manna Food Center , Community Food Rescue , and others for their food boxes. In mid-May, they also wanted to help people to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Adileh Sharieff, an ICM Board member, related how they got creative.
While the global pandemic has upended life as we know it, including disrupting commercial food supply chains, there are some exciting new connections developing in our local food system. One shining example is a new relationship between three food assistance efforts, connected through Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue (CFR) program . When many local restaurants and institutions closed, the pandemic left aContinue Reading
Our goal of “feeding more and wasting less” in Montgomery County is a nonstop endeavor, and Community Food Rescue is thrilled to share learnings, and learn with others who share our vision. In the past few months, we’ve participated in a number of events with partners in our network and the broader community. Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed 18th Annual Conference : InContinue Reading
Part 1 Who are the unsung heroes in our community that receive and redistribute recovered food to those who experience hunger? Where do people experiencing hunger go to get a free hot meal, supplemental groceries to stretch their limited budget, or a turkey and trimmings to make their holidays a bit brighter? Unless they work withContinue Reading