Impact 2020: Saving Grace Targets Increased Need for Food

If there’s one word that describes our community’s response to food insecurity last year during the pandemic, it is “inspiring.” Saving Grace was privileged to be part of the many conversations and partnerships addressing the increased need for food during these challenging times.

In 2020, our work led to 1,347,981 meals being fed to children, seniors, veterans and families. This represents a 25 percent increase over the amount of food rescued in 2019.

Look at a few highlights from our 2020 Impact Report:

  • The value of the food Saving Grace rescued and redistributed in 2020 was $2.3 million.
  • The amount rescued and redistributed amounts to 673 tons of food that was kept out of our landfills. This is the equivalent to removing the annual emissions of 591 passenger vehicles from the environment.
  • Saving Grace’s drivers/food ambassadors partnered with other organizations to deliver 28,174Farmers to Families Food Boxes.
  • The focus was on providing healthy perishable foods. In 2020, the breakdown of food rescued/redistributed was: produce – 63%; dairy – 15%; grains – 12%; meats – 7%; and other – 3%.
  • Saving Grace expanded its capacity with the addition of a manager of field operations, a deputy director and a new refrigerated van.

Check out our 2020 Impact Report for photos and a recap of Saving Grace’s accomplishments.