April 15th is right around the corner, and most Americans are busy calculating our taxes for 2018. Community Food Rescue (CFR) members — whether you are a food donor business, non-profit recipient organization, or volunteer food runner — may benefit from your food recovery participation. Our matching software, ChowMatch , makes calculating your tax benefits a
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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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The simple lack of refrigeration or freezer space is often cited as a major bottleneck in recovering and redistributing surplus food to where it is most needed.  For the past three years, Community Food Rescue (CFR)has awarded mini-grants to its members to increase their capacity to serve more people in the community who experience hunger.  Food donor,  Red Wiggler Community Farm , and
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Manna Food Center  was honored to be awarded  Bethesda Magazine’s  prestigious Green Award for their program, Community Food Rescue, at the 7th Annual  Bethesda Green  Gala on October 6th. Of 45 nominees, Manna joins five other businesses, non-profits, and individuals recognized for making a difference in our community.  CFR won in the category of Innovation-nonprofit for, ‘green products and/or services that is having
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Part 2 Manna Food Center , Montgomery County’s largest food bank and distribution center, serves almost 60% of the 70,000 Montgomery County residents who are food insecure. Who are the other unsung heroes in our community that receive and redistribute recovered food to those who experience hunger? Last summer I visited many of the growing network of Community Food Rescue (CFR) food assistance
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Volunteers are the life-blood of Community Food Rescue (CFR). We literally couldn’t provide donated food to serve our community without them. We’re recruiting new volunteers now to keep up with the donations we’re receiving, particularly from our local farms that have an abundance to donate during this harvest season.   Volunteers transport food directly from food
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The  Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing to discuss proposed legislation, Bill 19-16 to create a  Five Year Strategic Plan to End Food Insecurity in Montgomery County .  The goal of the plan is to reduce or eliminate food insecurity in Montgomery County. The plan will address demographic and geographic information about poverty and food support in the County including Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), Women,Infants, and
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