Food Program For Bethesda Homeless Presenting At TEDxManhattan


The founder of a Bethesda nonprofit that recently began preparing and donating leftover Farmers Market goods to the homeless will present at a TED event on eating on Saturday in New York. Farm to Freezer organizer Cheryl Kollin will talk about her group's goals and how it is "Changing the Way We Eat" starting at 4:40 p.m. on a special webcast that can be viewed here. TED conferences are a set of live talks, described as a "clearinghouse for ideas" that by late 2012 had been viewed one billion times online. Kollin started Farm to Freezer in 2012 with a network of volunteers who collected 300 to 400 pounds of donated produce from the Bethesda FRESHFARM farmers market each week. They then used various Bethesda church commercial kitchens to either preserve the food or make it into useable products such as tomato sauce. The food and the products were given to homelessness prevention nonprofit Bethesda Cares, which will have enough food to feed its homeless clients through winter, said Kollin, who hopes to expand the program this year. Bethesda Green will be hosting a free local viewing party starting at 10 a.m. (registration here) that will include presentations and discussions on local food programs and county zoning revisions might affect the farms that produce local food. Photo via TEDxManhattan

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