What was born out of necessity in the early days of COVID-19 has proved to be a lifeline for some of Manna Food Center’s most vulnerable participants. “We had been considering for awhile whether it was possible to do home deliveries for people who were unable to pick up food at one of our distribution sites, but COVID-19Continue Reading
Since March 31, when COVID-19 changed everything and Community Food Rescue began offering home delivery of Manna’s Food for Families , volunteer food runners have delivered more than 1,500 packages of fresh produce, canned goods and meat to Manna participants who should not be going out during the pandemic. And through that experience, we’ve learned a lot. We read every comment thatContinue Reading
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
Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue and the DC Food Recovery Working Group are combining forces this year to co-host DMV Food Recovery Week , October 12-17. The global pandemic has revealed how much we need a more resilient food system – one that both sustains the earth and provides sufficient, nutritious food for everyone who needs it. Join us for the week’s engaging and enlightening freeContinue Reading
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