SAVING GRACE IS FEEDING HUNGRY BELLIES, RATHER THAN LANDFILLS, WITH EXCESS FOOD.

80209
Pounds of food rescued in December.
905765
Pounds of food rescued in 2018.
826000
Pounds of food rescued.
2900000
Pounds of food since 2013. Value is $5 million.

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VISION

Feed the hungry by rescuing the heartland’s bounty that would otherwise go to waste.

MISSION

Connect perishable food from local food purveyors to local nonprofits that feed our hungry, while raising awareness and educating the community on food waste and hunger.

IMPACT

More than 2.9 million pounds of excess perishable food rescued and delivered to feed those in need during our first five years.
That’s the total amount of healthy, perishable food Saving Grace has rescued and redistributed to feed the hungry since operations began in October 2013. This translates to over 2.9 million healthy meals provided, free of charge, to our partner agencies – shelters, children’s after-school programs, transitional living facilities, food pantries, senior centers and other nonprofits. The fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products, prepared and packaged meals, and grain products supplement diets that may otherwise be nutritionally deprived.

Saving Grace provides a pipeline that connects excess perishable food that would otherwise go to waste with nonprofit agencies that feed the hungry. Donated food from grocery stores, restaurants, event venues, schools, wholesalers, convenience stores, caterers and other food purveyors is matched with the needs of partner nonprofit agencies that use it to feed their clients. Saving Grace’s efforts keep thousands of pounds of food a month out of our landfills. And, the donated food allows the recipient agencies to provide healthy meals to their clients, while directing more of their resources to other programs.

In May 2016, Saving Grace was recognized with the Greater Omaha Chamber Business Excellence Award for Innovation.

40%

of all food produced in the United States is wasted.

20%

of kids in our community may go to bed hungry every night.

+ 75000

of our neighbors in Douglas County are food insecure.

17%

of those in our community struggle to find affordable, fresh produce.

ABOUT US

Saving Grace provides a unique service in the Omaha area by operating the only perishable food rescue dedicated to feeding the hungry with nutritious excess food that would otherwise go to waste. We do this by connecting healthy perishable food from local business with nonprofit agencies that use it to feed their clients. Learn more about Saving Grace.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Saving Grace partners with more than 50 grocery stores, caterers, event venues, schools, wholesalers, restaurants and convenience stores. The healthy fruits and vegetables, meats, dairy products, prepared and packaged meals, and bakery products they donate are picked up and delivered the same day to food pantries, shelters, transitional living facilities, children's centers, senior centers and a clinic that serve some of the most challenged residents of our community.

HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Join Saving Grace’s grassroots movement to change the way our community thinks about food waste and hunger. Help Saving Grace feed the hungry with excess perishable food that otherwise would go to waste. A donation of $50 helps feed 250 people.

Our food pantries focus on providing high nutrition choices for our clients. Saving Grace provides nutritious products and addresses the critical issue of food waste in the process. Clients consistently choose the food provided to us by Saving Grace. I view Saving Grace as an absolutely critical partner in the mission to end hunger in Omaha.
Craig Howell
Alliance for a Better Omaha
Many organizations like Together that operate food pantries struggle to provide fresh and nutritious foods to our clients on a daily basis. Through our partnership with Saving Grace we gain a consistent supply of nutritious and fresh foods daily. In addition, their coordinated efforts allow us pantries to focus on what’s most important, and that is serving those in need.
Mike Hornacek
Together
Partnering with you has been a total blessing. As we strive to help families and seniors in need and help to restore their dignity, it is an absolute joy to give them options they would not otherwise have and let them have the ability to really do their own shopping vs. just being given food they may or may not use.
Carrie Walter
Catholic Charities

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