communit food rescue banner

Montgomery County Community Food Rescue

FY23 Mini-Grant Awardees


Organization                            Requested                  Application Description
AFRITHRIVE $10,000 To cover partial cost of volunteer coordinator to recruit, train, supervise 30 vols for weekly distro
Clopper Mill Elementary School            $ 2,000 Fresh pantry at the school; Distribute nutritious food to families in community; Eliminate food insecurity for our families throughout the school year; Provide foods that meet the needs of the community in regards to cultural diversity.
First Alliance Church $ 6,469 Purchase of commercial freezer, signs, ipads, wifi extenders, boxes, labels, to increase storage, record keeping
Food and Friends $10,000  purchase of a refrigerated van to improve the capacity of home-delivering meals and groceries to clients. Our services deliver an innovative and low-cost way to improve physical and mental health and reduce food insecurity for the most vulnerable in our communities – those too ill to shop or cook for themselves.
Kings and Priests Court $ 9,999 Repairing the Refrigerated unit of the 26 ft box truck and the liftgate; Replacing the compressor of the walking freezer and cooler; Hiring a part time driver to work with volunteers. Funds will be used to facilitate our operations and to help maintaining personnel.
Mid County United Ministries $ 5,997 Commercial Refrigerator, Commercial Freezer, Freight/Liftgate Service to increase MUM’s capacity for storing fresh and frozen foods and provide more fresh food to participants
Rainbow Community $10,000 The Safe and Fresh Transport project includes the purchase of a portable cold storage unit that can be operated by standard electricity or generator. These units can be shared with our partner agencies when needed for refrigeration/freezer storage.
Small Things Matter $ 3,000 At Takoma Park Community Pantry: Provide cold storage for rescued food; set-up bins to hold rescued grocery items and shade (tent) for inclement weather; provide shelving for pantry foods
The UpCounty Hub $10,000 Towards Purchase of an outdoor Refrigeration Cube/Storage Unit to increase storage of fresh foods
Questions?    Please contact Diana Tato-Niktash, Program Manager for the Food Security Plan at the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
at 240-777-3404 or email 
[email protected]