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Tuesday Talk: Addressing DC Hunger with Mark Bucher


Tue 02 / 21 / 2023
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Who can attend

Open to all

Limited Capacity: 82 spots available



Mark Bucher is a successful restaurateur and a change maker. At the beginning of the pandemic, he created Feed the Fridge to combat hunger in the metro region while helping struggling restaurants stay in business. Bucher installs refrigerators at recreation centers and schools in the region’s food deserts and pays local restaurants to stock them with up to 100 freshly prepared meals every day. Those meals are available to anyone who’s hungry. Feed the Fridge has served more than 7 million meals to those dealing with food insecurity. It also provided much-needed baby formula during the recent shortage. 

Before co-founding Medium Rare in 2011, Mark owned a chain of burger restaurants, BGR: The Burger Joint. Prior to working in the restaurant industry, he worked in commercial real estate, specializing in retail. This led him to restaurant real estate, working for or representing Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Wolfgang Puck Restaurants, PF Chang’s, and Outback Steakhouse, among others.

Masks are strongly encouraged.  

Please consider supporting your local restaurants by getting a meal to enjoy before or after the event.
The Tuesday Talks series is brought to you by Cleveland Park Main Street, the Cleveland and Woodley Park Village, and the Woodley Park Main Street, in collaboration with the DC Public Library. Tuesday Talks is a DC Public Library Know Your Neighborhood Program.