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.
With many food businesses closed during the current coronavirus pandemic, some of those working in food service have found ways to keep busy and give back to the community. Chef Rainer Zinngrebe from Marriott International has been furloughed since March. Over the past two years, he has given his time and expertise to CFR Cooks! as aContinue Reading
People looking for fun outdoor activities during the coronavirus pandemic are heading to local Pick You Own farms. To make sure the experience is a safe one, farms like Butler’s Orchard have pivoted their operations to conform to Maryland’s guidelines for social distancing.
Thanks to you, our Community Food Rescue volunteer food runners, participants in Manna’s Food for Families program are receiving fresh produce and other perishable food, frozen meat and shelf stable food right to their front door. Manna started home deliveries in March, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, for people who are at high risk.Continue Reading
Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue (CFR) program has stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing home deliveries of food to people who should not be going out. Thanks to CFR’s volunteer food runners, more than 250 families have received home deliveries of vital food since March 31st. We started home deliveries with StayContinue Reading
As we expand CFR’s capabilities to deliver food to Manna’s participants who cannot or should not be out during COVID-19, we are thrilled and a bit overwhelmed by the number of people who have signed up to be CFR volunteer food runners ! We are grateful for our new CFR food runners for stepping up during this difficult time, and forContinue Reading
Last fall we met over lunch to get acquainted and by the time the check came, we had joined forces to solve our two organizations’ needs. Amelia Kalant, Director of STEP , (Service Workers Training & Education Partnership), a small non-profit training program for cooks and other hospitality workers, needed a licensed commercial kitchen to trainContinue Reading
Glenstone donates unused food to Family Services, Inc. Even in the midst of COVID-19 , businesses that must close are still thinking about community. Thanks to the Glenstone, based in Potomac, MD, for contacting Community Food Rescue. They closed their museum and cafe to the public and had hundreds of pounds of fresh and prepared food thatContinue Reading
Our motto, feed more and waste less, sums up the mission of Community Food Rescue (CFR). In five years, we’ve rescued and distributed more than 6.5 million lbs. of food, the equivalent of distributing approximately 5.4 million meals to people who are food insecure. Not wasting food also reduces the waste stream. Our matching tool, ChowMatch , not onlyContinue Reading