Community Food Rescue (CFR) celebrated its third year by expanding our capacity to Feed More and Waste Less by cooking with recovered food. Thanks to a wonderful partnership with the Silver Spring United Methodist Church , Manna Food Center manages the newly-refurbished commercial kitchen as the churches’ mission-driven service to the community. The kitchen provides an expanded opportunity for Community Food Rescue, a
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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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On July 19, 2016,  I gave testimony on behalf of Community Food Rescue (CFR) in support of Montgomery County Bill 28-16, creating a  Strategic Plan to Advance Composting and Food Waste Diversion .  The Bill was introduced by Council Member, Roger Berliner. Food Recovery sits at the top of the  EPA Food Recovery Hierarchy , an inverted pyramid for handling food that is not eaten. Lower on the pyramid, food that
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Planning a special event for your business, organization, or family? You can make a real difference in Montgomery County when hiring a caterer. Community Food Rescue (CFR) provides an easy way to share unused catered food with people in need food assistance —including approximately 70,000 residents in Montgomery County.  Donating surplus food also prevents good 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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