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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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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When Pam Hosimer, Nutrition Educator for the University of Maryland Extension Food Supplement Nutrition Education program learned that Waters Orchard  had a bumper crop of apples that would go to waste after their pick-your-own season ended, she had a better idea. Pam teaches nutrition education in Montgomery County Public Schools that have more than 50% Free and Reduced Meal Students (FARMS).  After her fall lessons of taste testing and making apple sauce in the
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On Sundays, the  Olney Farmers and Artists Market  is THE place to be if you’re into good food, local produce, unique art and building community. While you may first be enticed by vendors who provide delicious edibles and cool crafts, you’ll want to stay longer to visit with exhibiting local non-profits and small businesses.  The market is also a wonderful CFR partner.
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Our goal of “feeding more and wasting less” in Montgomery County is a nonstop endeavor, and Community Food Rescue is thrilled to share learnings, and learn with others who share our vision. In the past few months, we’ve participated in a number of events with partners in our network and the broader community. Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed 18th Annual Conference : In
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