Every day, Americans throw out immense amounts of trash, most of which is dumped into landfills or burned in trash incinerators, a costly system that damages both our health and the environment. According to The Washington Post, landfills and trash incinerators in the United States receive 167 million tons of garbage a year. When food
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While making your New Year’s resolutions why not add, mitigate climate change to your list? A recent U.N. report states that 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions are generated by food waste in landfills. And 40% of food waste occurs in our kitchens. NPR reporter, Allison Aubrey hosts an episode of Life Kit , a 20-minute podcast
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This year’s Manna Food Center’s  Community Food Rescue Week , Oct 20-26, demonstrated how our community is feeding more and wasting less with five public events.    The aim of the week is to raise public awareness about food waste, hunger, and recovery in Montgomery County. This year’s events were a great success, enabling us to thank CFR network members, expand the network, celebrate our
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Local Chefs Turned ‘Ugly’ Produce into Delightful Dishes to Raise Awareness of Hunger and Food Waste in Montgomery County  Photos from the event are available here.  Silver Spring, Maryland — Hundreds of people gathered today to watch two teams of professional and amateur chefs compete in the second annual No Waste, Big Taste: A Rescued Food Cooking
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By: Cheryl Kollin, CFR Program Director “Why don’t more people know about Community Food Rescue and the amazing work that you all do distributing recovered food?” I got this question after I made a presentation about CFR at a local conference. It’s true that while food is being recovered and distributed all the time by
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Community Food Rescue (CFR) has launched the second year of its gleaning initiative. Gleaning is the harvesting of food that would otherwise go unpicked. The crop is left unharvested when there is so little left behind that it is not economical for the farmer to harvest. Or, in the case of “pick your own farms,”
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