Even though it is July, Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue Program just completed its fiscal year. Looking back over our last year of activities–July 2019 to June 2020, what a year it has been! Check out these photos from the CFR Facebook Page to see food rescue in action.
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 onlyContinue Reading
There’s nothing like a good meal to impress the boss. For Marriott International’s chefs, it’s part of their job. Every three months the “Chopping Blocks”, a team of test kitchen chefs, prepares a 6-course Tasting Panel for Mr. Marriott, the chairman, and the Board of Directors. Each course highlights food and beverages that are featured in theirContinue Reading
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 ourContinue Reading
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 byContinue Reading
KindWorks is a fitting name for a non-profit organization with more than 1,600 volunteers who serve a host of needs in Montgomery County. Founded in 2008 as Mover Moms, the organization connects people to activities that support tolerance, combat poverty and hunger, tackle environmental problems, and serve other community needs. Their website and calendar makeContinue Reading
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 otherContinue Reading