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)
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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.
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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, a
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Join Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue network for the first-ever Montgomery County Community Food Rescue Week , October 13-20. Fun and informational events throughout the week will educate the public about what we can all do to tackle food waste and hunger in the county. There are many ways to get involved to help amplify our message and
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It’s summer and local farms, farmers markets, and grocery stores are once again bursting with delicious fresh produce. Consumers may be shopping at their neighborhood farmers market, bringing home their weekly Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA) share box, or taking the family to a pick-your-own farm on weekends.  Farmers not only reap the economic fruits of
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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 individuals
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Sometimes it’s hard to wrap our heads around numbers and impact. Since Community Food Rescue’s (CFR) launch in September 2015, our network of food recovery throughout Montgomery County has grown to include 129 food donor businesses, 48 food assistance organizations and 101 volunteer food runners. But can you visualize what 6,503 food runs looks like or the impact
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CFR Releases New Version of ChowMatch. We’re excited to announce that Community Food Rescue has a new version of ChowMatch, our food donation matching software. ChowMatch 3.7 provides an improved user experience and offers new features responsive to our users’ needs. “All CFR members need to review and update their profiles in ChowMatch as soon
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