To solve 2 major social issues simultaneously:
food waste & hunger
Nourish Now is a 501c3 nonprofit food bank, specializing in food recovery and providing donations from grocers, caterers, restaurants, bakeries, and other food donors for the benefit of children, families, and the elderly, as well as shelters, food pantries, and other organizations working to end hunger. Through our programs, viable food partners are identified, and donations of food are recovered and redistributed through our network. Nourish Now operates under the following key philosophies.
Food With Dignity:
Providing respectful assistance to create and maintain lasting food security with an ultimate goal to break the cycle of poverty.
Giving Surplus Value:
Turning multiple problems into a single solution for the environmental, financial, and overall benefit of our neighbors in the community.
In an effort to end hunger through food recovery, donations are collected throughout Montgomery County, MD and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and distributed directly to individuals, families and partner organizations.
Did you know?
pounds of fresh food is wasted each year in the United States.
people experience food insecurity.
Brett Meyers founded Nourish Now with the goal of making food waste and hunger each other’s solutions. At the time, he delivered food using his own personal vehicle.
Nourish Now established itself as Montgomery County’s leader in prepared food recovery. Expanded storage space and a refrigerated van allowed for greater food donations.
pounds of food are recovered and donated monthly to more than 1,000 families weekly.
Nourish Now continues to expand and doubles its operational space to 2,500 sq. ft.
Since 2011, Nourish Now has donated