Volunteer

Below are some great organizations to volunteer with to make a difference in food waste


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Become a Food Runner
Join a Gleaning Trip
Organizations to Volunteer With
Volunteer with the DC Food Recovery Working Group


Become a Food Runner

Check out Food Rescue US, DC’s First Food Runner Program!!!

If you need help with:

  • transportation of your food donations
  • need to receive more food donations
  • would like to make a difference with hunger and food waste in DC by volunteering to help transport food donations

Food Rescue US is food runner app, that’s been around for more than a half decade in numerous cities around the country, that successfully organizes volunteers to help transport food donations to places that need food, overcoming one of the biggest barriers in food recovery: transportation.

Community Food Rescue
Montgomery County Food Runner Program

 

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Organizations to Join Gleaning Trips With

Gleaning is the act of collecting excess fresh foods from farms, gardens, farmers markets, grocers, restaurants, dumpsters etc. often for distribution to poor & hungry

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)

Bread for the City

DC Central Kitchen

IONA Senior Services (DC farmer markets)

  • ASteiner@iona.org

Mid Atantic Gleaning Network (MAGNET)

 

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Organizations to Volunteer With

DC

Capital Area Food Bank

 

VA

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)

MD

Manna Food Bank

 

 

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Volunteer with the DC Food Recovery Working Group

Current Projects that need Volunteers

  • Website development
  • Social media promotion
  • Resource development (flyers, pamphlets, etc)
  • Translations of resources into other languages
  • Outreach

 

Please email dcfoodrecovery@gmail.com if interested.

 

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