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.
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
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
Step onto the Asbury Methodist Village (AMV) campus and you just feel it. The camaraderie. The possibility. It’s a welcoming environment created by the energetic, service-oriented people who live and work at this 130-acre Gaithersburg, Md., continuing care retirement community. In 2016, Asbury and its partner Sodexo , which provides facilities and dining management on the campus, committed to helpingContinue Reading
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 havingContinue Reading
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 assistanceContinue Reading
While Community Food Rescue’s primary focus is to rescue and redirect good food to people, we support EPA’s food pyramid so that food that is unfit for human consumption goes to animals and food scraps are processed into compost. Montgomery County has an ambitious goal to recycle 70% of its solid waste by the year 2020. The largest componentContinue Reading
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 foodContinue Reading