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Feed More, Waste Less

Celebrate the power of community to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County! Learn what our innovative Community Food Rescue network of businesses, volunteers, and hunger relief organizations is doing to end hunger and food waste. Find out what you can do at home and at work to feed more and waste less!

Community Food Rescue Week!

October 13-20, 2018

Community Food Rescue Week events are free and open to the public Space is limited, please RSVP using the links below.

OCT 13

10:30am – 2pm

Composting at Urban Gardening Expo

OCT 14

2pm - 5pm

Cooking with Recovered Food


OCT 16

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Trivia Night at Caddies

Join co-host Bethesda Green and test your food knowledge, support local hunger relief and sustainability, and win fun prizes! Come by 7pm to get a table & sign-up/join a team.

Caddies on Cordell
4922 Cordell Ave.

OCT 17

5pm - 7pm

Founding Farmers Happy Hour

Mix and mingle with co-hosts Founding Farmers, foodies and food advocates to support our local food system, food security and fight food waste. Jackie DeCarlo, CEO Manna Food Center will share the county’s vision for food security. $9 includes appetizers and first drink. Space limited; please pre-register.

Founding Farmers
12505 Park Potomac Ave.

OCT 18

10am – 12pm

Gleaning at Butler’s Orchard

Join us to glean apples to help a CFR network food provider serve neighbors who experience hunger. Limited to 25 participants (ages 13 and older with adult supervision).

Butler’s Orchard
22222 Davis Mille Rd.

OCT 18

6pm - 8:30pm

Cooking with Gleaned Produce

Join Chef Rita Garruba (Barrel+Crow), Kindworks volunteers, and co-host Silver Spring United Methodist Church to cook the fresh produce gleaned earlier in the day from Butler’s Orchard. Space limited to 15 people.

Silver Spring United Methodist Church
33 University Blvd

OCT 20

11am – 12pm

No Waste, Big Taste: A Rescued Food Cooking Competition

Watch teams of local chefs create a two-course meal using mystery recovered foods including rescued items from farm market vendors!

Fountain Stage at FRESHFARM Downtown Silver Spring Market
890 Ellsworth Drive

Live in DC? Check out DC Food Recovery Week!

Cooking competition

No Waste, Big Taste

A Rescued Food Cooking Competition

Saturday, October 20
11AM to Noon



Tip of the Day

Know someone who needs food assistance?
The Montgomery County Food Council published the Montgomery County Food Assistance Resource Directory. This resource aims to more effectively connect people who seek food assistance services with those who provide them.

Food Assistance Directory

About Community Food Rescue

Community Food Rescue, a program of Manna Food Center, is the coordinated food recovery network of Montgomery County, Maryland. This program enhances the good work of businesses, individuals, and organizations that already recover and redistribute perfectly good food to people experiencing hunger.

Community Food Rescue Manna Food Center