General Information

About Saving Grace

Our Vision – Feed the hungry by rescuing the heartland’s bounty that would otherwise go to waste.

Our Mission – Connect perishable food from local food purveyors to local nonprofits that feed our hungry, while raising awareness and educating the community on food waste and hunger.

Our Impact –  More than 2.9 million pounds of excess perishable food rescued and delivered to feed those in need. That’s the total amount of healthy, perishable food Saving Grace has rescued and redistributed to feed the hungry since operations began in October 2013 through December 2018. This translates to over 2.9 million healthy meals provided, free of charge, to our partner agencies – shelters, children’s after-school programs, transitional living facilities, food pantries, senior centers and other nonprofits. The fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products, prepared and packaged meals, and grain products supplement diets that may otherwise be nutritionally deprived.

Saving Grace provides a pipeline that connects excess perishable food that would otherwise go to waste with nonprofit agencies that feed the hungry. Donated food from grocery stores, restaurants, event venues, schools, wholesalers,  convenience stores, caterers and other food purveyors is matched with the needs of partner nonprofit agencies that use it to feed their clients. Saving Grace’s efforts keep thousands of pounds of food a month out of our landfills. And, the donated food allows the recipient agencies to provide healthy meals to their clients, while directing more of their resources to other programs.

In May 2016, Saving Grace was recognized with the Greater Omaha Chamber Business Excellence Award for Innovation.

Learn More

Learn more about what we do and how it benefits our community. Read a copy of our Impact Report 2017

Read our October 2018 Newsletter and find out how surplus bread is being used to make beer.

Read our Fifth Birthday Newsletter and learn five ways Saving Grace is making an impact.

Read our March 2018 Newsletter and find out what new record was set.

Read our December 2017 Newsletter and and find our how our food donors helped us reach the 2 million pound mark.

Read our October 2017 Newsletter that celebrates Saving Grace’s fourth anniversary.

Read our July 2017 Newsletter and learn about the importance of having access to healthy food.

Read our April 2017 e-newsletter and see what new food rescue milestone we reached.

Read our February 2017 e-newsletter.

Read our July 2016 e-newsletter and learn how Saving Grace rescued 1 million pounds of food in its first 34-months of operation.

Read our April 2016 e-newsletter.

Find out why Saving Grace was honored with a Greater Omaha Chamber Business Excellence Award for Innovation.

Contact Us

Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue Inc.
4611 South 96th Street, Suite 112
Omaha, NE  68127

Tax Status:  501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization

Beth Ostdiek Smith, President/Founder


Food Donor & Food Recipients Please Contact:

Judy Rydberg, Director of Field and Logistics

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