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Saving Grace Adds Deputy Director

Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue, Inc. welcomes Autumn Taddicken as deputy drector. Her 30 years of non-profit experience includes leadership roles with National Audubon Society and Omaha firm, Paul J. Strawhecker, Inc. In her career, Taddicken has managed large-scale projects and long-range planning processes, as well as guiding more than 20 non-profits on annual and…

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New Initiatives Address Food Insecurity in Omaha

July Newsletter: During these unprecedented times, Saving Grace has remained flexible to adjusting operations to provide food to those in need. “We are trying to stay open to this ever-changing environment and how we can be effective,” said Beth Ostdiek Smith, CEO and founder. In March and early April, Saving Grace rescued over 42,000 pounds of…

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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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Saving Grace Prepares for COVID-19 Impact

As everyone’s daily lives are being upended to get ahead of the spread of COVID-19, Saving Grace has developed an action plan that focuses on continuing services – while being prepared for changes – and keeping our team and community safe.  Saving Grace’s trucks and drivers/food ambassadors are out in the community picking up and…

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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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