Frequently Asked Questions
Community Food Rescue (CFR) is the coordinated food recovery network of Montgomery County, Maryland. Our network enhances the good work that businesses, individuals, and organizations are already doing to recover and redistribute perfectly good food to people experiencing hunger.
We use innovative technology to match perfectly good food that local businesses would have thrown away, to food assistance organizations that serve people who are food insecure and may not know where their next meal will come from. Volunteer food runners transport food from donor businesses to food recipient organizations.
Who can participate in Community Food Rescue?
Can I as an individual donate food?
Can businesses located outside of Montgomery County participate?
Are participants protected from liability if someone gets sick from eating donated food?
Can businesses take a tax deduction when they donate food?
How does the Community Food Rescue matching software work?