Naira is an active member of the Food Recovery Working Group, which advises the development and implementation of the new Community Food Rescue program, an initiative that Naira points to as a huge stride our community is taking in order to re-distribute food to those who need it most. The new Community Food Rescue program creates a network of food donors (restaurants, caterers, and venues that donate excess foods), food runners (volunteers who pick up the food from the donor and deliver it to the recipient), and food recipients (local hunger relief agencies) so that no food goes to waste and, more importantly, that people don’t go hungry. Naira mentions that there “needs to be a system to make donors and recipients both comfortable” when giving and using donated food, and she believes the Community Food Rescue’s effort is absolutely a step in the right direction.
For information regarding meal donations, visit http://www.mcch.net/howtohelp/mealprogram.html
For more information on Community Food Rescue, visit http://communityfoodrescue.org
To sign up to be a volunteer food runner, visit http://communityfoodrescue.org/our-mission/volunteer-food-runners/