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 only
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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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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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It’s official! This spring, Community Food Rescue (CFR) rescued and distributed our five millionth pound of food, the equivalent of 4.1 million meals to people who are experiencing hunger. In addition, CFR food recipient organizations that have surplus food that they cannot use have also used our ChowMatch app to redistribute the food to other
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