FEEDING THE HUNGRY WITH EXCESS PERISHABLE FOOD
Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue believes it just makes sense to feed the hungry with excess perishable food that would otherwise be wasted.
Our grassroots efforts began with three food donors, and the food we picked up from them was delivered to three local food pantries. By the time we celebrated our fifth birthday on Sept. 30, 2018, our food donor network had expanded to 51 locations of grocery stores, wholesalers, convenience stores, event venues, caterers, restaurants, schools and other food purveyors. Using refrigerated trucks, our professional drivers/food handlers pick up the donated dairy products, fruits and vegetables, prepared and packaged meals, meats and other healthy foods and deliver them the same day, free of charge, to local nonprofits that feed the hungry. We currently partner with 37 local shelters, food pantries, senior citizen centers, after-school programs, transitional living facilities and other nonprofit agencies operating at 40 locations.