Throughout Community Food Rescue Week 2018, members of the community cooked with rescued food, tested their food knowledge during a night of trivia, gleaned apples from a local orchard, learned how to compost food scraps, and much more. Check out our photo highlights from the week!
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Oct. 13, 2018
Composting at Urban Gardening Expo
In partnership with the Montgomery County Food Council’s Environmental Impact Working Group and Master Gardeners, we educated expo attendees on reducing food waste and enriching their gardens and the environment by composting food scraps. View photos from the event here!
Oct. 14, 2018
Cooking with Recovered Food
Marriott International executive chef Diego Fernandez joined a team of volunteers to combine ugly produce – unsold because it’s too bruised or misshapen – with other rescued ingredients to create delicious and nutritious meals. Finished meals were donated to food assistance providers. View photos from the event here!
Oct. 16, 2018
Trivia Night at Caddies
We co-hosted a night of trivia with Bethesda Green, District Trivia, and Caddies on Cordell that included five extra bonus rounds devoted to food trivia. Teams tested their food knowledge and supported local hunger relief and sustainability. Winning teams walked away with CFRW prizes. View photos from the event here!
Oct. 17, 2018
Founding Farmers Happy Hour
Attendees mixed and mingled with co-hosts Founding Farmers, foodies, and food advocates to support our local food system, food security and fight food waste. Manna Food Center CEO Jackie DeCarlo shared the county’s vision for food security.
Oct. 18, 2018
Gleaning at Butler’s Orchard
Montgomery County Master Gardners joined us at Butler’s Orchard, our event co-host and CFR network food donor, to glean apples. Some of the of perfectly good but unsellable apples were donated to help a CFR network food provider serve neighbors experiencing hunger. The rest were cooked into apple crisp on October 18th, Cooking with Gleaned Produce. View photos from the event here!
Oct. 18, 2018
Cooking with Gleaned Produce
Following gleaning at Butler’s Orchard, we joined with co-hosts Silver Spring United Methodist Church, Barrel + Crow chef Rita Garruba, and KindWorks volunteers to cook the apples into apple crisp. Event attendees learned what they could do with less-than-perfect produce at home to save money and reduce landfill waste. The prepared food was donated to food assistance providers. View photos from the event here!
Oct. 20, 2018
No Waste, Big Taste: A Rescued Food Cooking Competition
2018 Community Food Rescue Week concluded with No Waste Big Taste: A Rescued Food Cooking Competition at the FRESHFARM Downtown Silver Spring Market. Market-goers of all ages joined us to cheer on two teams of professional chefs competing to create two-course meals using mystery recovered food, including items from farm market vendors. Hen Quarter head chef Lenny Robinson and sous chef Bonnie Benwick, deputy food editor of The Washington Post, were named winners of the competition. For more details and photos from the competition, read our press release and check out our photo album!
Thanks to our 2018 sponsors, event co-hosts, and supporters!
Click the image below to read a press release from CFRW’s flagship event: No Waste, Big Taste: A Rescued Food Cooking Competition.
Competitors (L to R): Chef Jalal Bellekat, Marriott Wardman Park; Caroline Taylor, Montgomery Countryside Alliance; Chef Lenny Robinson, Hen Quarter; Bonnie Benwick, Washington Post.
Click the image below to watch Manna Food Center CEO Jackie DeCarlo discuss Community Food Rescue Week on NBC 4’s “Your Sunday.”
Check out more press hits from 2018 CFRW! Click each image to read the full story.