Get Ready for Food Recovery Week

Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue (CFR) and the DC Food Recovery Working Group are combining forces again this year to co-host DMV Food Recovery Week. The global pandemic has revealed how much we need a more resilient food system – one that sustains the earth and provides sufficient, nutritious food for all who need it. The week’s engaging and enlightening free events aim to help individuals and our community become more resilient.

Check out the event descriptions and join us to learn easy things you can do at home – and ways to support community efforts – to reduce food waste and increase food security for all of us. And make sure to come out on Saturday, Oct. 9, to watch local chefs compete in our No Waste, Big Taste cooking competition at the Downtown Silver Spring Fresh Farm Market!

Watch chefs compete at the No Waste, Big Taste Cooking Contest Oct. 9th

This year, 12 fun educational events will be hosted by local experts—both virtual and in person. Highlights include:

  • Interested in reducing food waste and increasing food access? Learn about numerous food recovery options for individuals, businesses, and schools in the greater DC area.
  • Want to get involved on the ground doing food rescue? Join us to hear from emerging and experienced actors as they share what they do, reflect on operational changes required by the pandemic, and provide their thoughts on the future of food recovery in our region.
  • Learn how to lead a food waste challenge

  • Learn to compost at home in your backyard, and to compost with worms (vermicomposting).
  • Learn to lead a Food Waste Challenge that saves participating households money, encourages healthy habits, and contributes to the #1 solution to global climate change.
  • Watch Trash Empire– a scandalous story about food waste. The outdoor film screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker.

    Watch Trash Empire and meet the filmmaker.

    To view the full schedule and sign up to attend these free events, click HERE

Be Part of The Solution!