Together We Can Feed More and Waste Less

Season's Greetings! As we wrap up 2019, this edition offers highlights from CFR Week featuring a first-hand account from cooking competition sous chef, Linda Wang. Learn how Marriott International feeds our community. Are you making New Year's resolutions? Add mitigating climate change with these simple tips. Happy New Year!
Marriott International Feeds Our Community

Marriott chefs transform rescued food into a tasting course for Mr. Marriott and the Board.
Marriott International chefs not only feed their clientele, they nurture our community in so many ways by partnering with Manna Food Center and Community Food Rescue. 

Every three months the "Chopping Blocks", a team of test kitchen chefs, prepares a 6-course Tasting Panel for Mr. Marriott, the chairman, and the Board of Directors. Each course highlights food and beverages that are featured in their hotels internationally. This month, they served one mystery basket course made from rescued food to highlight our partnership with Manna Food Center's Community Food Rescue program. 

Highlights from 2019 CFR Week's Events
No Waste, Big Taste cooking competitors face off during CFR Week.
This year's Manna Food Center's  Community Food Rescue Week,  Oct 20-26, demonstrated how our community is feeding more and wasting less with five public events. 

The events followed  the journey of post-harvest apples - - from being gleaned at the orchard and distributed to neighbors in need, to being cooked into delicious apple crisp and sampled at events. CFR week finished with a composting demo to show how food scraps can be used to enrich the earth. Read on for highlights of each event.

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Blogger Linda Wang paired with Matchbox's Jim Drost describes her experience as a sous chef for the No Waste, Big Taste cooking competition during CFR Week.
Food blogger, Linda Wang was up for the challenge when she was invited to be a sous chef for the No Waste, Big Taste cooking competition, hosted by Manna Food Center's Community Food Rescue Week. 

Read her first person account of what it was like to create two incredible looking and tasting dishes using mystery ingredients, under time pressure, and in front of a live audience.

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 Tips to Fight Food Waste at Home

NPR listeners offer tips to avoid food waste at home.
NPR's podcast and listeners tips teach us how we can mitigate climate change

While making your New Year's resolutions why not add, mitigate climate change to your list? A recent U.N. report states that 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions are generated by food waste in landfills. And 40% of food waste occurs in our kitchens.

NPR reporter, Allison Aubrey hosts an episode of Life Kit , a 20-minute podcast, about how consumers can mitigate climate change and save money by avoiding food waste. As a spinoff, NPR listeners offer their creative and even a few zany ideas on how to avoid wasting food at home.  

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