Nourish Now Organization Distribution
Also Known As: Collaboration Initative
The Organization Distribution Program provides an array of recovered food items to 51 organizations who provide food assistance to those in need. By receiving donations of perishable food, organizations have the opportunity to distribute a wider variety of food types while reserving funding that would otherwise be spent on food purchases. Nourish Now supports each organization by optimizing a plan to donate the food items they need most. This program saved partner organizations over $100,000 in 2014. For example, Nourish Now has found several bakeries looking to donate excess bread at the end of each night. In 2013, Nourish Now actively surveyed organizations throughout Montgomery County for their bread purchasing budgets and their need for bread. 26 organizations were identified that previously purchased bread on a weekly basis. By partnering with Nourish Now, these organizations save funding which can then be reallocated for other operational or capital expenses. Nourish Now provides a combination of healthy snacks and prepared meals to approximately 110 students at five Montgomery County Public Schools and 80 students at four at-risk youth organizations. Through our On The House Program, Nourish Now creates special partnerships with local restaurants, such as Branded ’72, Cava Mezze, and Glory Days Grill, through which these business commit to serving a meal for one family every week or every month. Numerous agencies’ and organizations’ clients are offered the opportunity to have a dine-in meal at one of our partner restaurants. Reservations are made by Nourish Now on behalf of the client. Restaurants that cannot commit to providing regular meals “On The House” are encouraged to donate gift cards that can be distributed to families who may not otherwise get to share such great dining experiences.
Intake and Eligibility:
Agencies able to provide perishable food
- Montgomery County
1111 Taft Street
Rockville, MD 20850