Events

Register for Virtual Food for Thought

Join us virtually via Zoom for an engaging conversation on how Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue and Project Hope work together to feed the hungry in our community with excess perishable food that otherwise would go to waste. Food for Thought takes place Wednesday, May 20, from 4 to 5 p.m. during Omaha Gives! Participants…

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Making an Impact: One Meal at a Time

Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue is making an impact in our community by connecting excess perishable food that would otherwise go to waste with organizations that feed the hungry. In 2019, our work led to 1,077,684 meals being fed to children, seniors, veterans and families. Take a look at other 2019 highlights included in our…

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Food Needs Increase during the COVID-19 Crisis

Saving Grace is on the forefront of a community effort to make sure kids, families and seniors have access to food during these uncertain times. As coronavirus closings lead to mounting job losses and/or pay cuts and students are out of school, the need for food is greater than ever. For the past few weeks,…

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Kitchen Closings Lead to Donated Food

In these uncertain times, one of the bright spots is how our community is coming together to ensure food is available for our neighbors who are hungry. “Our team at Saving Grace has been privileged to see this first-hand and to help connect food with those in need,” says Beth Ostdiek Smith, CEO and founder.…

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4 Million Pounds and Counting

Saving Grace has rescued more than 4.1 million pounds of food since operations began in October 2013. As of the end of February, the total was 4,167,423 pounds, valued at over $7.2 million. 1,077,684 pounds of healthy perishable foods was collected in 2019, the first time Saving Grace exceeded 1 million pounds of food rescued…

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Making a Difference, One Meal at a Time

Wednesdays are the favorite day of the week for the women at Santa Monica House. That’s when Saving Grace’s refrigerated truck pulls up and our driver drops off produce, prepared meals, sandwiches and other healthy perishable food.  If there’s fresh fruit on the children’s dinner plates at Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands’ north…

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Organizations Share Dedication to Connecting Excess Fresh Food with Those in Need

Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue and AmpleHarvest are both dedicated to connecting excess fresh food with those in need. The founders/CEOs of the two organizations recently shared their stories of creating programs to address opportunities in their communities. The two advocates were guest speakers for the Oct. 17 “Sustainable Solutions to Food Waste” presentation that…

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Fourth Truck Added to Fleet

A fourth refrigerated truck was added to Saving Grace’s fleet last month to meet growing demand for our food rescue and delivery services. Purchase of the truck was funded with a grant from the Harper Family Foundation.  Betsy Murphy, Harper Family Foundation spokesperson, said they were impressed by the passion of the Saving Grace team.…

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