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Food Donations & Criteria

Do you know of a food business that has surplus perishable food – produce, dairy products, meats, healthy grains, prepared foods and more? We encourage you to partner with Saving Grace to reduce wasted food and give more people access to good nutrition. We provide a professional and reliable service to both regularly scheduled and on-call food donors. Partnering with us makes good business sense. Our food donors are eligible for a tax credit, save on dumpster fees and support their sustainability plan – plus, giving food to those in need is a great employee engagement tool and way to give back to the community.

Criteria for Food Donations:

• Food to feed a minimum of 20-25 people, in order to curb our truck expenses.

• Excess food must have been properly maintained (refrigerated or frozen) and held in the kitchen without being served due to health regulations. We do not accept food that has been opened to the public. Please consider using smaller serving trays so we can rescue more of your excess food.

• Please give us as much advance notice as possible. We do not warehouse food; it is delivered the same day we receive it. Our pick-up schedules are made during the early morning hours with deliveries to our local non-profits feeding our hungry neighbors that afternoon.

• If you have an evening function where there may be excess food, please make arrangements to refrigerate the food overnight; we will collect it the following morning.

• We do not accept food donations in our office as we are a food distributor and do not warehouse food.

Food Donors

A heartfelt thank you to our partners who regularly donated their excess perishable food to feed the hungry in 2021:

  • Abraham Catering
  • Attitude On Food
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Brownell-Talbot School
  • Canteen Vending
  • Catering Creations
  • Cheddar’s Kitchen
  • Chick-Fil-A, Bellevue
  • Church of the Master
  • Eurest/ LinkedIn
  • Eurest/ Kiewit
  • Eat Fit Go
  • Frito Lay
  • Greenberg Fruit
  • Hilton Hotels
  • HyVee (7 Locations)
  • KFC, Millard
  • Kum & Go (10 locations)
  • LaLa U.S.
  • Levy/ Charles Schwab Field Omaha
  • Levy/ CHI Center
  • Lineage Logistics
  • Lunch Box Foods
  • Mid-America Center
  • Olive Garden
  • Omaha Steaks
  • Outback Steakhouse (2 Locations)
  • Pleasure Your Palate
  • QuikTrip (12 locations)
  • Runza (Various Locations)
  • Skutt Catholic School
  • Sodexo/ Creighton Harper
  • Sodexo/ Creighton Brandeis
  • Sodexo/ Paypal
  • Sons of Italy Hall
  • Spectra/ Werner Park Ball Park
  • St. Vincent de Paul School
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Vala’s Pumpkin Patch & Apple Orchard
  • Westside Meal Services
  • Whole Foods
  • Wohlner’s Grocery

Why it Matters

Food comprises 17% of Nebraska’s municipal waste stream; making it the third largest contributor to landfill waste in the state and first in Omaha.

In our industry, your heart breaks when you have to throw the food away, knowing there are people out there who really need it. Our partnership allows us to give back to our community and help families. It’s wonderful to be a part of something that makes such a huge impact.
Jennifer Snow
Chef and Co-owner, Catering Creations