Food Recovery Network

October 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

First Community Food Rescue Week Spotlights Efforts to Fight Food Waste and Hunger

What does the term gleaning and the adage “Waste Not, Want Not” have in common? Manna Food Center is hoping you will participate in the first Community Food Rescue Week to find out! Manna Food Center, Montgomery County’s largest food assistance organization, and the Community Food Rescue network have teamed up to educate, inform and entertain […]

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September 19, 2014 | Krista Brick

Founder of Food Recovery Network Talks About its Expansion (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Ben Simon discusses how he started the Food Recovery Network and the traction it has gotten since its launch.

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September 16, 2014 | Krista Brick

Food Recovery Conference Helps Connect Groups Looking to Reduce Hunger (VIDEO)

From food left to rot in the fields to food leftover in campus kitchens, the topic at the Food Recovery Event Tuesday was feeding the hungry in the community. Sponsored by the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County, a panel of experts in food recovery talked with hundreds who signed up for the discussion held […]

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September 11, 2014 | Krista Brick

Event Focuses on Food Recovery

Students in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at The Universities at Shady Grove campus in Rockville will collaborate with Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery  to present “Food Recovery 101: Food is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” an educational event that will take place on Sept. 16, from 11:30 a.m. […]

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April 9, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Council Works on Police and HHS Budget 4/10

The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, will hold a worksession on the Fiscal Year 2015 budget request of the Police Department. The worksession is part of the Council’s review of the FY15 operating budget recommended by County Executive Isiah Leggett. The Public Safety Committee, which is chaired […]

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December 3, 2013 | Staff Writer

County Offers Grants for Food Recovery

Organizations involved in food recovery activities in Montgomery County are invited to apply for one-time grant funding to start, enhance and advance food recovery activities. The grants which range from $500 to $9,999 will be provided for Fiscal Year 2014 to enhance the work of the Food Recovery Work Group established in October 2012 by […]

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September 16, 2013 | Staff Writer

Food Recovery Network (Video)

Members of the Montgomery County Council’s Food Recovery Work Group, led by Councilmember Valerie Ervin, recently detail the steps being taken to create a food recovery program in Montgomery County. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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September 9, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Food Recovery Program Launch Scheduled for Sept. 10

Members of the Montgomery County Council’s Food Recovery Work Group, the president of Montgomery College, the director of Public Policy for the Capital Area Food Bank, non-profit leaders, private sector partners and community advocates will join Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin at 12:30 p.m. on September 10, at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus to detail the […]

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February 27, 2013 | Staff Writer

The Unseen Montgomery (Video)

Montgomery County is almost always among the top 10 in lists of U.S. counties with the highest family median incomes. It takes pride in being the economic engine of Maryland. Its schools make every list of the best in the nation. Yet, not easily seen, are pockets of poverty, especially families of working poor and people […]

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December 30, 2012 | Staff Writer

Food Recovery Network Fights Hunger (Video)

In 2010, a few students at the University of Maryland – College Park noticed huge amounts of leftover food from campus dining halls was being thrown away, while many in nearby communities were struggling with hunger. Concerned students from different campus organizations came together to form the Food Recovery Network (FRN) at Maryland. They put […]

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