Learn more about Community Food Rescue and food recovery from the publications, videos and other resources on this page.
Community Food Rescue Brochure
If you are new to the CFR network, want to find out more, or share information with your communities, our brochure provides a helpful overview. Download and print the brochure in the following languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, and Amharic.
You can order printed copies by contacting the CFR administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
These videos provide a helpful overview of Community Food Rescue and the importance of food recovery in our County.
Why Food Recovery
Introducing Community Food Rescue
Webinar: Food Safety
Webinar: Keeping Food Safe from Provider to Plate
How CFR Works
Other Food Recovery Resources
If your business sells outside of Montgomery County or if your food assistance organization is located outside of Montgomery County and you wish to donate or receive food, contact the Capital Area Food Bank for assistance in your community.
If you are an individual (without a food business license) who would like to donate food, contact one of the local Montgomery County non-profit food recipient organizations in our network that may be able to accept your donations of fresh, shelf stable, prepared, and frozen food.
These organizations include:
- Manna Food Center, Gaithersburg (shelf stable food only)
- Bethesda Cares
- Shepherd’s Table, Silver Spring
- Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Rockville
- Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Bethesda
Call about your donation before you drop off food.
If you want to learn more about food waste and food recovery, here are some excellent resources:
Further with Food (searchable data library)