Join Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue network for the first-ever Montgomery County Community Food Rescue Week , October 13-20. Fun and informational events throughout the week will educate the public about what we can all do to tackle food waste and hunger in the county. There are many ways to get involved to help amplify our message and
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Many of us use navigation devices like Garmin, or web-based apps like Google Maps or Ways, to locate a new restaurant, find the shortest or quickest route between two places, or just find the closest gas station to our current location. These mapping tools have transformed the way we research and navigate our world geographically.
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It’s summer and local farms, farmers markets, and grocery stores are once again bursting with delicious fresh produce. Consumers may be shopping at their neighborhood farmers market, bringing home their weekly Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA) share box, or taking the family to a pick-your-own farm on weekends.  Farmers not only reap the economic fruits of
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When it comes to special occasions with catered meals, it’s rare that someone leaves hungry. While abundance is reasonable in times of recognition and celebration, it’s an unfortunate reality that catered events and food waste often go hand in hand. It doesn’t have to be that way. Community Food Rescue (CFR) provides catering companies – and the individuals
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Sometimes it’s hard to wrap our heads around numbers and impact. Since Community Food Rescue’s (CFR) launch in September 2015, our network of food recovery throughout Montgomery County has grown to include 129 food donor businesses, 48 food assistance organizations and 101 volunteer food runners. But can you visualize what 6,503 food runs looks like or the impact
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CFR Releases New Version of ChowMatch. We’re excited to announce that Community Food Rescue has a new version of ChowMatch, our food donation matching software. ChowMatch 3.7 provides an improved user experience and offers new features responsive to our users’ needs. “All CFR members need to review and update their profiles in ChowMatch as soon
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The numbers are in, and we’re excited to report on the progress we made in 2017! CFR network members worked together to recover and redirect nearly 1.8 million pounds of food last year. That’s the equivalent of 1.2 million meals delivered to organizations feeding Montgomery County neighbors who experience hunger rather than being wasted.    
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