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Residents outside Columbia Heights Village Apartments in Northwest D.C. contemplate their options on food distribution day. Ieshia Wilson, currently between jobs, expresses gratitude for the fresh food provided by Food Rescue US. Kate Urbank, the D.C. site director, highlights their impact, having rescued 7 million meals, combating food waste. The organization collaborates with partners like Wegmans, involving dedicated individuals like Angelica Buckmon, who pack and deliver surplus food to locations like Columbia Heights Village.

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The streamlined process, facilitated by a proprietary app, ensures timely deliveries, benefiting recipients like Virginia Marrero. The initiative involves diverse contributors, from Sodexo cafeteria at the National Geographic Society to Capital One Arena’s Aramark Executive Chef Steve Haughie. Monumental Sports emphasizes community support, delivering meals to Central Union Mission, where CEO Joe Mettimano emphasizes the significance of providing dignity through a meal.

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Glen Webb, residing at the mission, appreciates the generosity, highlighting the compassion within the community. The journey from farm to fork extends to the Dupont Circle Farmers Market, where FreshFarm’s Danyelle Antone explores ways to reduce food waste and increase access to fresh produce. Farmers like Jerrah Cernas contribute surplus produce to Food Rescue US, benefitting food-insecure families.

The initiative, described as an expression of love, echoes the sentiment that each fresh food rescue brings us a step closer to addressing the pervasive issue of hunger.

source: The DMV Daily

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