The Community Food Rescue initiative is led by Manna Food Center in collaboration with Full Plate Ventures .
Since 1983, the mission of Manna Food Center has been to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County, Maryland through food distribution, education, and advocacy. Manna serves approximately 40,000 individuals annually sharing 4 million pounds of food each year. The services of Manna ensure that 21,000 adults and 15,000 children who are experiencing poverty, hunger, and food insecurity will receive essential food supports to help them break the cycle of hunger and food insecurity.
Cheryl Kollin, MBA in sustainability, is Principal of Full Plate Ventures, LLC. Full Plate Ventures consults with farm and food businesses to enhance their profitability while serving their social mission in nurturing the land, growing our food, producing our meals and strengthening our local economy. Full Plate Ventures launched Farm to Freezer to preserve local food to nourish those in need. Cheryl serves as Program Manager for Community Food Rescue.
Our team is joined by five partner organizations who will help us recruit food donors, recipient organizations, and volunteer food runners in our early stages of building Community Food Rescue.