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.
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 andContinue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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 theContinue Reading
Rockville’s Redland Middle School is a great example of how a meaningful education is about much more than just reading, writing and arithmetic. A while back, the school established a “share table” where more than 500 students could place unopened, unwanted food for others to eat and enjoy. A great idea in itself, the school decided to takeContinue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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 : InContinue Reading