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.

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.


Mission & Story
Food Donors
Who We Serve
Awards & Recognition
Staff & Board of Directors

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?

75 Billion

pounds of fresh food is wasted each year in the United States.

50 Million

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.

Our Growth


pounds of food are recovered and donated monthly to more than 1,000 families weekly.

January 2016

Nourish Now continues to expand and doubles its operational space to 2,500 sq. ft.

Our Impact

Since 2011, Nourish Now has donated

Million Pounds
of food!