Community Food Rescue is the coordinated food recovery system of Montgomery County, Maryland. This system enhances the good work of businesses, individuals, and organizations that already recover and redistribute perfectly good food to people experiencing hunger. Manna Food Center–the largest food recovery and distribution organization in Montgomery County–leads CFR. Cheryl Kollin, Full Plate Ventures, serves as Program Manager. CFR is made possible through the generous support of Montgomery County and Burness.
Recovering unsold, surplus food is easy with Community Food Rescue’s matching Web Application, which will match food donations with hunger relief organizations and, if needed, volunteer food runners for transportation. The Web app, powered by Peninsula Food Runners, currently matches 30,000 meals per week in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been tailored for use in Montgomery County, Maryland. The Beta version of the software launches on Aug. 27 and is released on Sept. 8, 2015.