Impact

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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Impact

Making an Impact on Food Waste and Hunger

2018 was a big year for Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue, thanks to the support of those who believe in our mission. We celebrated our fifth birthday in October, and by the end of the year the lifetime total of food rescued exceeded 2.9 million pounds. Here are a few highlights of the 2018 as…

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News

FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

On May 3rd, Saving Grace CEO and Founder Beth Ostdiek Smith attended a ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC to accept Saving Grace’s 2018 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award! Saving Grace was one of 57 national organizations honored by the FBI. The awards were formally created in 1990 to honor the work of community…

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Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter

Amount of Food Rescued Sets Record Thanks to the support of our 37 food donors, Saving Grace rescued and redistributed 713,721 pounds of healthy perishable food, valued at more than $1.2 million, in 2017. This is an increase of 17.2% over the 2016 total. This brought the lifetime total of food rescued since operations began…

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Media

Award Recognizes Saving Grace for Excellence in Innovation

Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue was one of 21 organizations recognized at this year’s Greater Omaha Chamber Business Excellence Awards reception Tuesday. “We were aiming to recognize critical components of business success and show the positive impact area businesses have on our community,” said Greater Omaha Chamber President and CEO David G. Brown. Saving Grace…

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